Cheri Ibes

 

Statement:

My work begins at the intersection of the human constructed world and the natural environment.  I make objects out of objects; often melding manufactured and detritus into organic appearing formations as if suggesting their reclamation by natural history or geography.  

I am attracted to familiar things, especially ordinary functional things that have been discarded or have become so commonplace as to disappear even before they are obsolete.  I exoticize their banality.  I am interested in the potential of these objects after they lose their culturally defined functionality or when their intimacy has become so profound that they are lost to our senses.  

Résumé:

EDUCATION/STUDIES

 

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, M.S., Occupational Therapy

University of California, Davis, B.A., Political Science

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013    Cold Storage, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, Jan 11-Feb 10

2009   Blank Blank Blank, Artifacts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2008   Relativity, Block, Sacramento, CA

           If...then, Block, Sacramento, CA

2007   Infrastructure, Block, (collaboration with sound artist Daniel Konhauser), Sacramento, CA

           Oceanography, Arsenal 17, Arts Benicia Open Studios, Benicia, CA

2006   Infestation, Arsenal 17, Benicia, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016    Outer Local, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

           Dispatch, Artifact, curated by SCUBA and Strangers Collective, Santa Fe, NM

2015    Ground Work, (with Matthew Chase-Daniels), Molecule Art Meets Design event, Molecule Design, Santa Fe, NM

2014    Art Collision & Repair, The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Santa Fe, NM

           Ice Pop, (outdoor installation) Center for Contemporary Design, Santa Fe, NM

2013    The Artist is In, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

           NMC10 Video Programme, Survey, Single-channel video in collaboration with Kerry Loewen

           Rare Earth, Red Dot Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

           Currents 2013, single-channel video, collaboration with Kerry Loewen, Santa Fe, NM

           New Topographies, Exterior video projection and installation, Molecule Art & Design, Oct, Santa Fe, NM

2012    New Topographies, Molecule Art & Design event, part of Design Week Santa Fe, NM

2011     Haiku Roadsign Project, Axle Contemporary, 2601 Cerrillos Road, haiku poem included in roadside installation and book publication, Sept, Santa Fe, NM

           Act in Response. Santa Fe Art Institute gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2010    Living With Trees, Temporary public art installation, Robert T. Matsui Art Gallery, City of Sacramento City Hall, presented by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and the Center for Sacramento History, Sacramento, CA

2009   Kitsch, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2008   32nd Annual Open Show, Blue Line Gallery, Phil Linhares, Juror, Roseville, CA, (Merit Award)

           Marin MOCA, Realities and Illusions, Juror: Kenneth Baker, art critic, San Francisco Chronicle,

           Novato, CA

           Design Within Reach, Double-Parked, Second Saturday, Sacramento, CA

           Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Art & Impermanence, Alison Bing, Juror, (Coordinators’ Award), Sebastopol, CA

2007   Arts Benicia, “Art of a Community”, Benicia, CA

2006   Arts Benicia, “Art of a Community”, Benicia, CA

2005   Arts Benicia, “Art of a Community”, Benicia, CA

2004   Pretentious, Arsenal 17, 2-person exhibition, Benicia, CA

2003   Space Studios, “Space Open Studios”, London, UK, www.spacestudios.org.uk

2001    Open Studio NOPE, art & architecture open studio events, Tokyo, Japan

 

PROJECTS/WRITING

2014      Co-curator/coordinator (with Nina Mastrangelo), art & performance event, Counter Culture, Santa Fe, NM

2013      Coordinator, art & performance series, Iconik cafe, Santa Fe, NM

2009    When We Dream We’re Dreaming, Rachel Clarke’s Liminal State, Introduction, catalog for Rachel Clarke’s exhibition, Between: New Media Works by Rachel Clarke, University of the Pacific, Reynolds Gallery,

            Stockton, CA 

2008    Owner/Director/Curator, Block.  Salon-style alternative venue presenting new media and installation, Sacramento, CA

Curator, Double-Parked, group show, Design Within Reach showroom, Sacramento, CA

Coordinator/Curator, “Dishes” Re-inventing dishes from discarded dishes, benefit project for Snowline         Hospice of El Dorado County, CA

Jurist, Regional High School Exhibition, sponsored by Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA

2007     Jurist (with Ann Savageau & Bill Zimmer), Art in the Redwoods, Gualala Center for the Arts, Gualala, CA

2006    Project Coordinator, Snowline Hospice Thrift Store Artists Re-Use Project

            Organizer, What Comes Around, exhibit of work made from discarded and thrift store materials, curated by Renny Pritikin (then curator of Nelson Gallery, UC Davis), in cooperation with Kathryn Weller-Renfrow, Director/Curator of Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA and Ravel Buckley, Manager of Snowline Hospice Thrift Store, Placerville, CA.

2004     Owner/Director, Arsenal 17, alternative salon-style exhibition space, 2004-2006, Benicia, CA

2001     Project Assistant, Catalog English language editor, English language editor, “What’s the difference between…”, Exhibition of Japanese contemporary artists, Hitomi Hasegawa, curator, Vienna, Austria

 

AWARDS & INVITATIONS

NMC10 Video Programme, Survey, Single-channel video, jurist Heather Darcy Bhandari (Mixed Greens, NY), 2013

Creative Capital, Internet for Artists Workshop, juried selection, SFAI sponsored event, 2012

Haiku Roadsign Project, Axle Contemporary, haiku poem selected by Joan Logghe, then poet laureate of Santa Fe, included in roadside installation and book publication, Sept, Santa Fe, NM, 2011

Invitation, Living With Trees, Temporary Public Art Installation, City of Sacramento City Hall, presented by the             Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and the Center for Sacramento History, 2010

Grant Award, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, for Block, new media exhibition space, 2008

Merit Award, 32nd Annual Open Show, Blue Line Gallery, Phil Linhares, Juror, Roseville, CA, 2008

First Place Award, Marin MOCA, Realities and Illusions, juried by Kenneth Baker, art critic for San Francisco Chronicle, Novato, CA

Coordinators' Award, Art & Impermanence, Alison Bing, Juror, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS

Kate McGraw, "Process Piece, Life's Essential Ephemeral nature is Cheri Ibes' Subject," Journal Santa Fe,

   Zoned publication of Albuquerque Journal, pages S4 & S6, Jan 11, 2013

Enrique Limon, "Feeling Cold, Cold, Cold, Chill Out With Subzero Art Install," Santa Fe Reporter, page 23,

   Jan 9-15, 2013

Adam Saake, “Excavating Ibes”, Submerge, September 21-October 5, 2009

Shoka, “Fill in the Blanks”, Sacramento New & Review, d’ART, September Picks, page 2, September 10, 2009

"Sacramento Rising," Special Supplement, Art Ltd, 2008

Shoka, “Block Out”, Sacramento News & Review, d’ART, December Picks, page 3, December 11, 2008

Victoria Dalkey, “A Stellar Showing”, Sacramento Bee, Ticket, page 9, September 12, 2008

Editor, Midtown Monthly, page 38, November 2007

Josh Fernandez, “The MacGyver of Art”, Sacramento News & Review, November 15, 2007

Kathryn Weller-Renfrow, “Artists at Work”, Inside Benicia, page 6, May 2007

Richard Parks, “Turning Trash into Art”, Benicia Herald, page 1, November 23, 2006

Josh Fernandez, “Transforming the Ordinary into the Extraordinary”, Benicia Harold, page 1, August 9,2006

Sarah Nichols, “Wild Women Collect Things”, Listen & Be Heard, page 7, April 6-13, 2005

Editors, “Look & Be Scene”, Listen & Be Heard, page 7, April 13- April 19, 2005

Debra Koppman, “Previews”, Artweek, page 6, March 2005


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