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Donald Fodness

Gallery Representation: Plus Gallery; Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

Education:

2010: MFA Painting. University of Colorado; Boulder, CO

 

2004: BA History of Art. University of Illinois; Urbana-Champaign, IL

 

 

 

Teaching Experience:

2012-2014: University of Denver/ Affiliate Faculty; Denver, CO

 

2011-2014: Metro State College of Denver/Affiliate Faculty; Denver,CO                    

 

2010-2012: Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design/Affiliate Faculty; Denver, CO

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions:

“Luvrz B H8rz” Rude Gallery at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design; 2014. Curated by Cortney Stell.

 

 “The Manifold People” Yardartyard, Denver, Colorado; 2013. Curated by William Rumley.

 

“The Void is too Large If You Can Read This” Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado; 2013. Solo

 

“Shut Your Face Off” (As the Flying OHNO Twins with Alvin Gregorio) Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado; 2010-2011. Curated by Petra Sertic.

 

“Defunked/Refunked” Norlin Library, Boulder, Colorado; 2009.

 

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions:

“RE_Figuration” University of Toledo CVA, Toledo, Ohio; 2014. Curated by Greg Jones (upcoming)


"Super Human" Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado; 2014. Curated by Ivar Zeile and Nicki Maggiore. (upcoming)

 

“An Invisible Boundary” Redline, Denver, Colorado; 2013. Curated by Carmen Winant.

 

 “Home/Land” Dar al-Kalima College, Bethlehem, Palestine; 2013. Curated by George Rivera.

 

“The Ironic Object” Redline, Denver, Colorado; 2013. Curated by Lanny DeVuono.

 

"Diptych America: Private Spaces/Public Places" Central Academy of Fine Arts (Building Seven, Seventh Floor Gallery) Beijing , China 2013. Curated by George Rivera.



“Material Engagements” Redline, Denver, Colorado; 2012. Curated by Harmony Hammond.

 

“High Tech, Low Tech, and Who Cares” (A collaborative installation with Alvin Gregorio) Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska; 2012. Curated by Michael Burton.

 

“Brace for Impact” Eggman and Walrus, Santa Fe, New Mexico; 2012. Curated by Evan Glassman.

 

“Apocalypse How” Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado; 2012.

 

“AU Exchange” Redline, Denver, Colorado; 2011. Curated by Cortney Stell.

 

“Big Draw Little Draw” Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado; 2011.

 

“Blink!” Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; 2011. Curated by Jill Desmond.

 

“Ice Breaker 2.0” Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, Colorado; 2011. Curated by Tricia Robson.

 

“Shut Your Face Off” (A collaborative installation with Alvin Gregorio) Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado; 2010-2011. Curated by Petra Sertic.

 

“Street Art San Juan” El Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico; 2010. Curated by Alexis Figueroa.

 

 “Stumbled Upon” UMC Gallery, Boulder, Colorado; 2010. Curated by Amber Cobb.

 

“Objectophilia” Capsule (in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas and the MCA Denver), Denver, Colorado; 2010. Curated by Lauri Lynx Murphy.

 

“Xiao Shan Xiao” Hunan Province Art Museum, Kai Feng, China; 2010.

 

“MFA 2010” CU Art Museum, Boulder, Colorado; 2010.

 

“IKNEWAMAN’S Light Show!” Marxhousen Gallery at Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska; 2010. Curated by Mathew Weedman.

 

“In the House of Your Tomorrows-Collaborations with Alvin Gregorio” Vertigo Art Space, Denver, Colorado; 2009.

 

“Defunked/Refunked” Norlin Library, Boulder, Colorado; 2009.

 

“DMB Ideas” Vertigo Art Space, Denver, Colorado; 2009.

 

"Twirling Dali’s Moustache” Loveland Museum/Gallery, Loveland, Colorado; 2009.

 

“Next” BECA Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; 2009.

 

“Decadence and Assemblage” Vertigo Art Space, Denver, Colorado; 2009.

 

“Shall We Begin” IAO Projects, Salt Lake City, Utah; 2008-2009.

 

“The Worlds Smallest Art Fair” Anna Kustera Gallery, Chelsea, New York; 2008.

 

“33-Drawings…” Emporio Peroni, Condado, Puerto Rico; 2007-2008. Curator: Alexis Figueroa.

 

“Heckle and Jeckle,” performance, Salt Lake City, Utah; 2006.

 

“Documentation of Cuculidea” Burton Barr Public Library, Phoenix, Arizona; 2006.

 

“Cuculidae,” A Temporary Public Art Commission, Phoenix, Arizona; 2006.

 

“Trading Voices,” Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, Colorado; 2005. Jurors: Marilyn A Zeitlin and Dianne Perry Vanderlip.

 

“The Best of the West,” Icon, Phoenix, Arizona; 2005. Juror: David Cook.

 

 “Drawing From Perception V,” Wright State University Art Gallery, Dayton, Ohio; 2004. Juror: Charles Cajori.

 

“The Wall,” performance, Champaign, Illinois; 2004.

 

“North American Sculpture Exhibition,” Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado; 2002. Juror: Donald Lipski.

 

 

 

Bibliography: 

“Matching  Peyton Manning jerseys, but personalities of their own” by Ray Rinaldi. Denver Post. January, 2014.

 

“Two Headed Monsters”, by Susan Froyd. Westword. January, 2014.

 

“Donald Fodness: The Void is Too Large…”. Review by Michael Paglia. art ltd. Sept/Oct 2013.

 

“The Scheme of Things”  by Susan Froyd. Westword. September, 2013.

 

“The Arts in Denver: 10 People to Watch in 2013” by Susan Froyd. Westword. January, 2013.

 

“Functional Art in the Shape of Odd-Looking Furniture”, edited by Lavinia. Yahoo! Homes, posted October 2012. <http://homes.yahoo.com/news/functional-art-shape-odd-looking-furniture-donald-fodness-090423863.html>

 

“Evaporating Ice Cubes Become 8 Bit Mario Cloud Animation”, The Creators Project by Holmes, Kevin. Posted October 2012. <http://thecreatorsproject.com/blog/evaporating-ice-cubes-become-8-bit-mario-cloud-animation> “Studio Visit”, edited by Zevitas, Steven. Open Studios Press ,2012. Vol. 17. Reproduction p. 70-71.

 

“Best Museum Exhibit- Blink!”, Westord Best of Denver Awards; March, 2012.

 

“Surreal Oddities”, by Baugher, Krystal Fawn. Boulder Weekly; November, 2011.

 

“Fresh Art at Miami and Denver Airports”, by Baskas, Harriet. Posted August 2011. http://stuckattheairport.com/2011/08/06/fresh-art-at-miami-and-denver-airports/

 

“Alternating Currents”, by Paglia, Michael. Westword; April, 2011.

 

“A dazzling new exhibit”, by Ellingboe, Sonya. The Castle Rock News Press; March, 2011.

 

“CU-Boulder Faculty take part in electronic Denver Art Museum Exhibition”, by Klickstien, Mathew. Colorado Daily; March, 2011.

 

“Oneness through Chaos”, by Ware, Marisa. Boulder Weekly; October, 2010.

 

New American Paintings 15 years, edited by Lee, Jessica. Open Studios Press; February, 2010. Reproduction page 89.

 

New American Paintings #72, edited by Lee, Jessica. Open Studios Press; October, 2007. Reproduction page 57.

 

Found Polaroids, Bitner, Jason. Quack!Media; 2006.

 

“Temporary Projects on Display Downtown”, edited by Wilkison, Kristin. The Arizona Republic, March, 25, 2006. p.B-4.

 

 “Best of the Mod, Mod West,” Mc Near, Clay. Phoenix New Times; November, 2005. Vol. 36, no. 44; p. 44. Reproduction.

 

 “Artist’s Corner,” interviewed by Richardson, Katie. Buzz, August, 2004, p. 8.   

    MyARTSPACE>Blog ; interviewed by  Sherwin, Brian. myartspace.com. March, 2008.

 

 

 

Residencies::

Redline. Denver, Colorado. 2011-2013.

 

 

 

Lectures and Presentations:

“Provisional Painting” (panelist) Ice Cube Gallery; November, 2013.

 

Visiting Artist (w/ Alvin Gregorio) at The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Department of Art and Art History; Ocotber, 2012.

 

 “Shelter” (Panelist) for the Smithsonian exhibition “Design for the Other 90%” at Redline; July, 2011.

 

 “Blink! Light, Sound & the Moving Image Lecture” at the Denver Art Museum; March, 2011.

 

“Dali and Me” for the “Twirling Dali’s Moustache” exhibit at the Loveland Art Museum; January, 2010.

 

 

 

Web Interviews:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrc8QZJQciY

 

http://vimeo.com/76760230

 

http://vimeo.com/39612213

 

The Untitled Art Show; Interviewed by Mike Keen and Erik Isaac, Episode 107. March, 2011. < http://untitledartshow.com/?p=1671>

 

The Untitled Art Show; Interviewed by Mike Keen and Erik Isaac, Episode 29. July, 2009.  http://untitledartshow.com/?s=dmb

 

 

 

Art Related Professional Activities:

Board of Directors Art Plant. Denver, Colorado 2012-2014

 

Member of Artnauts collective. 2012-2014.

 

Member of FOHNO Twins. 2009-2014.

 

Member of DMB Collective. 2009-2014.

 

Founded of the Visiting Critic Program at Redline. Denver, Colorado 2013.

 

Exhibition Committee, Redline. Denver, Colorado 2011-2013

 

Board of Directors, Redline. Denver, Colorado 2012.

 

Owner, Co-Founder, and Co-operator of Showpen Residency- A live, work, and exhibition space for artists in the heart of Denver’s Santa Fe Art District