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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

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

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

 

2011

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

 

2003

Wild Kingdom, Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Cindy Ojeda. June 6–27, 2003

 

2000

BETWEEN JOBS ETC., Vox Populi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 1–January 7, 2001

 

Two-person Exhibitions

 

1999

...and some stories with work by Shary Boyle and Laurie Steelink. Little Man with Hair All Over, The Khyber, A Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. May 1999   

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

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

 

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

             

Artists X Architects, Joe’s Restaurant, Venice, California. Curated by Tibby Rothman. June 5–July 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

 

One Night Stand of Walpurgisnacht, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, California. April 30, 2011

 

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

 

2010

Stille Post: 7 curators/7 artists, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, California. July 31–August 21, 2010

           

Weight Perception, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California. Curated by Andrew Schoultz. July 17–August 7, 2010

 

Mannlicher CarcanoPlex Mach 01, PØST, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Doug Harvey. July 9, 2010

 

2008

“Some Paintings” The Third L.A. Weekly Annual Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Curated by Doug Harvey. January 12–February 16, 2008

 

2007

The Godfrey Daniels School of Charm Presents: The Powder Room, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Curated by Georganne Deen. April 21–May 19, 2007

 

2005

Drawn and Quartered, Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Eagle Rock, California. Curated by Cindy Ojeda. January 23–February 19, 2005

 

2002

Artspeaks: Not in Our Name. The Palace, Hollywood, California. May 12, 2002

 

2001

Capital Art: On the Culture of Punishment, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California. February 23–March 31, 2001

 

Ritual Revolution, Backhouse, North Hollywood, California. Curated by Audrey Power. October 18–November 9, 2001

 

1997

Fresh Popped, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

1994

A Night of a 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY

 

1992

Salon of the Mating Spiders, Herron Test Site, Brooklyn, New York

 

1991

The Neurotic Art Show, Artists Space, New York, New York

 

Indian Markets

 

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.

Selected Publications & Articles

2020

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

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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. Published by Three Rooms Press, New York, NY

 

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

 

2010

'Stille Post: 7 Curators 7 Artists' at Kinkead Contemporary. Culture Monster, LA Times. August 13, 2010

 

2008

No quality control: LA's "Top 80" according to local critic Doug Harvey. Article. Artillery. Volume 2, number 4, March/April 2008.

 

2007

The Powder Room. Exhibition catalogue. Co-published by Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, California & Western Witch Publishing

 

2003

Manual. Publication. Edited by Alexandre Estrela and Scott Harrison, Litographia Amorim, Lisbon, Portugal

 

2001

Capital Art: On the Culture of Punishment. Exhibition catalogue. Published by Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, California

 

1999

Laurie Steelink: Clown Dog Pinspot #5. Artists book. Published by Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, California

 

1997

The Plug In HAROLD. Newsletter of Plug Inc. Published by Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. May 1997.

 

Childhood art raises punk images: Fresh Popped brings out confusion, fury and humor. Newspaper article. Saturday Free Press, Winnipeg, April 12, 1997

1994

Skin & Ink. Tattoo magazine. Flynt Publications, Beverly Hills, California. August 1994.

 

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

 

2014

Second Thoughts San Pedro: Photographs from the San Pedro Bay Historical Society complemented with contemporary photographs and videos by Tim Maxeiner, Cornelius Projects, San Pedro, California. January 11–March1, 2014

 

2013

The mind of Joe Baiza: Paintings, drawings, photographs and artifacts, Cornelius Projects, San Pedro, California. October 26–December 21, 2013

 

2012

We got power! We survived the Pit: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California. September 8–October 20, 2012

 

2010

Mike Watt: Eye-Gifts from Pedro, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California. April 1–May 16, 2010

 

2009

The Hills are Alive, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, California. October 21–November 28, 2009

           

2007

Johanna Went: Ablutions of a nefarious nature, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California. April 21–May 19, 2007

Awards

2020–21

Cultural Trailblazer, named by the 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

 © 2020 created by Laurie Steelink