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Laurie Steelink

 

Born Phoenix, Arizona

Tribal affiliation: Akimel O'otham, Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton, Arizona

 

Education

 

1990

Master of Fine Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

1986

Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2022

DON ED HARDY & LAURIE STEELINK, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, California. November 5–December 17, 2022

California Biennial 2022: Pacific Gold, Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, California. Curated by Elizabeth Armstrong, Essence Harden, Gilbert Vicario. October 8, 2022–February 26, 2023

RESTORING THE BALANCE: Rematriating Indigenous Lands, The GateWay Art Gallery Center for Diversity, Equity, at Gateway Community College, Phoenix, Arizona. Organized by Cahokia Socialtech + Artpace in partnership with Local Matriarch and Gateway Community College. October 7, 2022–January 2023

Desert Rider, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona. Curated by Gilbert Vicario. April 24–September18, 2022

2021

Small Works in Flux: a shifting exhibition and sale of small works by Southern California artists. Flux Art Space, Long Beach, California. December 4 – December 22, 2021

Hermerica, Kleinhert/James Center of the Byrdcliffe Guild,Woodstock, New York. Curated by Carrie Feder. March 13–April 25, 2021

2020

The Naked Mind, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Georganne Deen. October 24–December 19, 2020

 

2019

Small works in Flux, Flux Art Space, Long Beach, California. December 7–21, 2019

 

Attempt to Raise Hell: 25 years of Track 16, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, California. November 16–December 21, 2019

 

Didn’t you know what you were carrying on your back?, Rosalux, Berlin, Germany. Curated by Sean Meredith for Track 16 Gallery.

June 7–23, 2019

 

Protecting Mother Earth, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California. Curated by Rowan Harrison. March 9–April 28, 2019

 

2018

Laurie Steelink: Coming into being; Gathering the Elder in Me, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California. October 13–December 8, 2018

 

2017

Cross Town Traffic, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, California. May 8–June 17, 2017

 

2016

Transnational Narrations: Paperworks, The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, The Philippines. Curated by Kevin Power and Monica Carballas. February 24–April 17, 2016

 

2014

Habit Forming: Makers that Matter, Cornelius Projects, San Pedro, California. August 23–December 13, 2014

 

2012

Transnational Narratives: Paperworks, Bangkok University Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. Curated by Kevin Power and Monica Carballas. November 21–December 13, 2012

 

Curatorial Exchange, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California. Curated by Carl Berg. September 8–October 20, 2012
 

2011

Monsters of Art, West Los Angeles College, Culver City, California. Curated by Doug Harvey. October 26–December 1, 2011

Role Reversal, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Carl Berg. September 6–October 18, 2011

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California. July 23–August 23

TEL-ART-PHONE, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, California. Curated by Matt Gleason. May 28–July 3, 2011

The Archaic Revival, Las Cienegas Projects, Culver City, California. Curated by Dani Tull. January 29–February 26, 2011

 

Laurie Steelink Newborn, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Curated by Kristine McKenna. December 2, 2010–January 8, 2011


Indian Markets

 

2021

Virtual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

 

2020

Virtual Santa Fe Indian Market organized by SWAIA (Southwest Association for Indian Arts). On-line. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Virtual American Indian Arts Marketplace, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California

2019

American Indian Arts Marketplace, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California

Santa Fe Indian Market, organized by SWAIA (Southwest Association for Indian Arts). Santa Fe, New Mexico. Accepted artist, unable to attend.

Visiting Artist

2022

Museum of Indigenous People, Prescott, Arizona. November 12 & 13, 2022

Conversation on Art with Meg Linton: Featuring Laurie Steelink, Brentwood Art Center, Brentwood, California. Zoom presentation. August 5, 2022

2021

Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, California. November 17, 18 & 29, 2021

History of Women Artists. Professor Betsy Lohrer Hall. California State University Fullerton. Zoom presentation. March 24, 2021

Environmental Art in the Expanded Field. Professor Beth Stephens. University of California, Santa Cruz. On-line video course. 2019–2022

Selected Publications, Articles and Videos

2022

California's Biennial's New Energy. Print edition newspaper article by Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times. September 4, 2022

Why the Orange County Museum of Art is resurrecting its longtime California Biennial. On-line newspaper article by Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times. August 31, 2022

 

DESERT RIDER | Under the Hood: Laurie Steelink. Video interview on YouTube. Published by the Phoenix Art Museum. August 22, 2022

 

Art as the Vehicle of Choice: Latinx and Indigenous artists use automobiles to amplify their cultural identity and challenge systems of erasure. On-line arts magazine review by Lynn Trimble, Hyperallergic. August 18, 2022

Community Member Exhibits Work at PHX Art Museum. Print edition newspaper article by Emma Hughes, Gila River Indian News. June 17, 2022

Maintenant 16: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. Literary journal edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. Published by Three Rooms Press, New York, NY. 2022

2021

MELUS (Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States). Cover image of literary journal. Published by Oxford University Press, Volume 46, Issue 2, Summer 2021

2021 Art Encounter: Laurie Steelink Studio Visit & Plugged-In Virtual Connection with Laurie Steelink. Featured artist in Season 2 of the Kleefeld Museum's Art Encounter video series on YouTube. Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contmeporary Art Museum, California State University Long Beach. March 2021

The Closing Circle: Laurie Steelink. Magazine article by Richard Modiano, AMASS Magazine. Issue 80 Number 4 Volume 24. March 22, 2021

Maintenant 15: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. Literary journal edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. Published by Three Rooms Press, New York, NY. 2021
 

2020

From Trauma to Transcendence in The Naked Mind. On-line magazine review by Genie Davis. RIOT MATERIAL. November 19, 2020

The Naked Mind. Exhibition catalogue. Published by Smart Art Press. 2020

Santa Fe Indian Market in Pasatiempo. Interior cover page. Newspaper section, Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. August 14, 2020


2019

“Protecting Mother Earth” Gives Voice to Native Artists. Newspaper article by Jesse La Tour, Fullerton Observer. March 10, 2009

 

2018

An Artist Finds What Was Lost Coming Into Being. Newspaper article by Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer for Random Lengths News. October 25, 2018

           

Maintenant 12: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. Literary journal edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. Published by Three Rooms Press, New York, NY. 2018

 

2014

Cornelius Projects: An Art Hub in San Pedro. On-line article by Shelly Leopold. KCET Artbound. September 15, 2004 

 

San Pedro: A Different Kind of Burgeoning Art Scene. Newspaper article by Evelyn McDonnell. LA Weekly. January 9, 2014

 

2012

Transitional Narratives: Paperworks. Exhibition catalogue. Published by Bangkok University Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Selected Curatorial Projects

 

2019

Corny's Kaufhof, Cornelius Projects, San Pedro, California. March 2–April 7, 2019

 

2018

In a good way: A survey of Gatherings 1992–2017 & What does your land mean to you?: Photographs of Coastal Southern California Indigenous People by Tom Gugler, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California. October 13–December 8, 2018

 

2017

From the Desert to the Sea: The Desolation Center Experience. Co-curated with Stuart Swezey, Mariska Leyssius and Craig Ibarra, Cornelius Projects, San Pedro, California. June 17–August 27, 2017

           

Standing Rock is Not Over! An exhibition to benefit the Water Protectors, Cornelius Projects, San Pedro, California. March 11–25, 2017

 

Chiaroscuro: Paintings by Candice Gawne, Cornelius Projects, San Pedro, California. November 6, 2016–January 22, 2017

 

2016

Here comes Fluxus, Track 16 Gallery, Culver City, California. April 30–June 4, 2016

Awards

2020–21

Cultural Trailblazer, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, California

Other Experience

 

2017–present

Core Committee Member, The Many Winters Gathering of Elders, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California

 

2013–present

Founder, director & curator, Cornelius Projects, San Pedro, California

 

2002–2016

Director and curator at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California & Culver City, California

 

1995–2002

Registrar and curator at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California

 

1990–1995

Archivist at the Gilbert & Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Foundation, New York, New York

Studio Assistant to Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks, New York, New York

Tattoo Artist, Brooklyn, New York