RTS Talks: Lauren Marie Taylor and Roberto Bedoya

August 25, 2017

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Join us on September 11th at RTS for a night of political engagement, both local and historical.  Talks are from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Manager, Roberto Bedoya, will share the city’s new Cultural Plan and equity initiatives. Bedoya oversees the city’s Cultural Affairs Unit, housed in the Department of Economic and Workforce Development. The unit includes the city’s public art program, which has more than $1 million in funds currently dedicated for public art projects, and the cultural funding program, which provides more than $900,000 in grants to support the arts. With the city’s Cultural Affairs Commission currently inactive, Bedoya will lay out what’s next for the city of Oakland’s art and artists. Bring questions!

Afterward, artist in residence Lauren Marie Taylor will share the project that she has been working on, reflecting on the history of leftist struggle and fight for the social imaginary. What can be learned from global struggles like that of Chile after the fascist coup of 1973? How does a movement survive the dissolution of a dream and resist the desire to sleep it off?

Snacks and drinks will be available and feel free to bring something to share.

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AUG/SEPT Artist in Residence: Lauren Marie Taylor

August 10, 2017

LaurenTaylorRTS is excited to host Aug/Sept artist in residence Lauren Marie Taylor!

Lauren Marie Taylor is a Bay Area conceptual artist. In 2013 she was the first Artist in Residence at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, from which the first message was sent to outer space. In 2015 she was an Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, through which she worked with the Vatican Astronomical Observatory. Recent projects include collaborative work on the Man in Space Collection at the WDFM, Satellite Engineering at Cal Academy, YBCA workshops for BAN 7 and a solo exhibition at SoEx on science fiction and robotics in the Civil Rights Era. Taylor has presented at the Octavia Butler Conference, Science in the Studio Symposium, Bay Area Science Festival, Nerd Nite and more. She was a 2016-17 Equity Fellow at YBCA. She holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, an MEd from Portland State University and an MFA in Social Practice from the California College of the Arts.  www.utopianrealism.org

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AUG/SEPT Small Press Traffic Resident: Julian Francis Park

JulianRTS is excited to welcome our Aug/Sept Small Press Traffic writer in residence Julian Francis Park!

Julian Francis Park has poetry and narrative in Blind Field (forthcoming), Entropy, Queen Mob’s Tea House, and Writing w/o Walls, reviews in Jacket2, Lana Turner (forthcoming), and Tripwire, and a chapter, “On the Historical Conditions of Accumulation,” in Rosa Luxemburg: A Permanent Challenge for Political Economy. Julian works intake in Causa Justa/Just Cause’s Tenants’ Rights Clinic and organizes free education with the Bay Area Public School at the Omni Commons. Tweets @jfpark3

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RTS Talks: Caroline Saves and Emma Spertus

July 19, 2017

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RTS is excited to invite you to the SF Art Book Fair for our next artist talk this Sunday, July 23rd at 1pm in The Lounge at Minnesota Street Project. The talk will feature current RTS artist in residence Caroline Saves and RTS founder Emma Spertus. Caroline Saves and Emma Spertus will discuss their recent experience doing an inter-residency exchange between Real Time & Space, USA and Artistes en Residence, France. As it happens, Caroline and Emma share more than this residency exchange, they are both inspired by and utilize books and printed matter in their art works. Caroline plays with the dot matrix of printing and extraction of images in relation to her textile sculptures and installations. Emma embarks on a corporate modernism escapade, creating fictional paper companies to explore the poetics of paper ream design.

Caroline Saves is a French artist, she lives in Lyon, where she works at “Ateliers du Grand Large”.  She holds a BFA from the Pyrenean Art School of Pau (ESAP) and a MFA from Lyon Fine Art school (ENSBA).  She does sculptures, installations and editions.  Her work is focused on the questions of tenderness, desire, and attraction on the representation of familiar domestic environment.  She is also the founder of Jeu de reins/Jeu de vilains, a micro-exhibition place based on a pants back pocket. http://www.carolinesaves.com/

Emma Spertus creates sculptures and architectural interventions that mine the visual language and design of “corporate modernism” — often merging two- and three-dimensional space in constructions that question common forms of representation and utility. Emma lives and works in Oakland.  She is founding director of Real Time & Space. She holds an MFA from Hunter College in New York. She has exhibited at Interface (Oakland), The Lab (San Francisco), Romer Young Gallery (San Francisco), Important Projects (Oakland), Stairwell’s (San Francisco), White Columns (New York),  Dorsky Gallery (New York), and City Limits (Oakland). She recently guest curated exhibitions at San Francisco City College Rosenberg Library and Hayes Valley Art Works. www.emmaspertus.com

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JULY Small Press Traffic Resident: MK Chavez

July 07, 2017

ChavezRTS is excited to welcome our July Small Press Traffic writer in residence, MK Chavez!

Latinx writer, MK Chavez is the author of several chapbooks including Mothermorphosis. Dear Animal, her first full collection was released in October 2016 by Nomadic Press. Chavez is co-founder/curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She has been a fellow at Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, VONA, Chavez’s poem The New Whitehouse, Finding Myself in The Ruins, was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2017 Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Award. You can find out more about her at mkchavez.org

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JULY Artist in Residence: Caroline Saves

July 05, 2017

CarolineSavesRTS is excited to welcome our July artist in residence, Caroline Saves.  Caroline is here as part of an exchange with Artistes en résidenceAs part of this exchange, we sent artist Emma Spertus to Clermont, France for the month of June.  Stay tuned for artist talks by both Emma Spertus and Caroline Saves later this month!

Caroline Saves is a French artist, she lives in Lyon, where she works at “Ateliers du Grand Large”.  She holds a BFA from the Pyrenean Art School of Pau (ESAP) and a MFA from Lyon Fine Art school (ENSBA).  She does sculptures, installations and editions.  Her work is focused on the questions of tenderness, desire, and attraction on the representation of familiar domestic environment.  She is also the founder of Jeu de reins/Jeu de vilains, a micro-exhibition place based on a pants back pocket.  http://www.carolinesaves.com/

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RTS Talks: Tosha Stimage

June 09, 2017

TalkToshaRTS is excited to co-host our next artist talk with City Limits Gallery! Current RTS artist in residence, Tosha Stimage, will be speaking about the origin ideas of her practice and will discuss her current exhibition at City Limits Gallery with panelists Elena Gross, Angel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción and Leila Weefur.  Join us on Wed, June 21st at 7:30pm at City Limits.  City Limits is located at 300 Jefferson Street in Oakland, CA.

About Tosha Stimage: Tosha Stimage is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Oakland California. She holds a BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design and a MFA from California College of the Arts. Stimage’s work focuses on investigating the structure of language, and memory as they relate to identity. Her solo exhibition “Death Valley Covered in Flowers” is currently on view at City Limits Gallery. www.toshastimage.com

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MAY/JUNE Artist in Residence: Tosha Stimage

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RTS is excited to welcome our May/June artist in residence, Tosha Stimage!

Tosha Stimage is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Oakland California. She holds a BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design and a MFA from California College of the Arts. Stimage’s work focuses on investigating the structure of language, and memory as they relate to identity. Her solo exhibition “Death Valley Covered in Flowers” is currently on view at City Limits Gallery.

www.toshastimage.com

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RTS Talks: Cassie Thornton and Max Haiven

April 19, 2017

Aug. 20, Cemetary in Zachery.

RTS is excited to host 2 Talks, 2 Ways 2 Prophet: University of THE Phoenix + Luxury SF Real Estate Jewelry, featuring two short presentations by Max Haiven & current artist in residence Cassie Thornton.  Join us on Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm.

Cassie Thornton will present her new and absurdly utopian project, currently under development during her residency at Real Time and Space. In SF Luxury Real Estate Jewelry, Thornton is in the process of creating an underground art therapy circuit for Bay Area Real Estate Agents to work with clay sourced from the financial district of San Francisco. Cassie invites real estate agents to manipulate the natural SF clay while discussing their experiences of people, property and the real estate market. Through the process, Thornton aims to catalyze the formation of a radical network of feminist land protectors who used to be real estate agents, that causes a subtle and immeasurable long term shift towards a post-property society.

Max Haiven will present a lecture of the past programming offered by The University of the Phoenix, a premiere for-prophet learning platform committed to teaching the dead and the living to rise up together to avenge the crimes and cruelties of global capitalism. It organizes site- and context-specific educational encounters towards a radical financial literacy. We are the world’s only institution of higher education dedicated to accumulating the human capital of the no-longer-living. We also offer revenge consultancy services to those who have been wronged by global capitalism, and sometimes teach the dead to rise up and become stars.The University of the Phoenix is a collaboration between Cassie Thornton and Max Haiven at the haunted intersection of art, research and activism.

Max Haiven is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University in Northwest Ontario and director of the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL). He writes articles for both academic and general audiences and is the author of the books Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the CommonsThe Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (with Alex Khasnabish) and Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life. He is currently working on a book titled Art after Money, Money after Art: Radical Creative Strategies Against Financialization.

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MAR/APRIL Small Press Traffic Resident: Emji Spero

April 06, 2017

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RTS is happy to welcome March/April Small Press Traffic writer in residence Emji Spero!

Emji Spero is a performance artist and writer living in Oakland, California. They are an editor at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. They are currently working on Exhaustion: A Retching, a dry lyric essay that documents the affective weight of the accumulated, subthreshold violences, which daily permeate a non-binary body in transition. Code-switching between poetry and essay, Spero explores Jose Muñoz’s notion that “utopia exists in the quotidian.”

You can find them at:
ig @homopathetic
fb @Emji Saint Spero

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MAR/APRIL Small Press Traffic Resident: Suzanne Stein

April 04, 2017

RTS is excited to host Small Press Traffic writer in residence, Suzanne Stein for March/April!

Suzanne Stein’s publications and performance documents include The Kim Game (Area Sneaks), TOUT VA BIEN (Displaced Press), and Passenger Ship (Ypolita). Recent writing and interviews can be found at Open Space and The Conversant; audio works are archived at PennSound. With Steve Benson, she is the author of DO YOUR OWN DAMN LAUNDRY, a book documenting the 36 improvisational dialogues they performed together between 2011 and 2012. She was the founding editor, and for eight years the editor-in-chief, of SFMOMA’s Open Space.

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MARCH/APRIL Artist In Residence: Cassie Thornton

March 27, 2017

Cassie1RTS is excited to welcome our March/April artist in residence, Cassie Thornton.

It is a normal day, everyone is bored, ev- erything good seems impossible. A small white woman has a tantrum in your school’s cafeteria about her for-pro t education at a “public institution,” the way her school has colonized the city and her zero-sum future of shallow work, unpayable debt and con- stant eviction. It is Cassie Thornton, or one of her agents. Cassie produces perversely hard-hitting social situations that result in unexpected transformations on the streets, in workplaces, and at schools. Thornton stops time to summon up the unknown unknowns that reside in the silences between people, institutions, and economies. Cassie Thornton is a feminist economist and artist who uses dance, writing, visual art, hypnosis, experimental research, tours and radio to reveal debt as a source of solidarity.

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RTS Talks: Sophia Cleary

March 14, 2017

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TALK AND PERFORMANCE

MARCH 22nd, 7PM

 

RTS is excited to host an artist talk and performance by current artist in residence, Sophia Cleary. Join us on Wednesday, March 22nd. Talk starts at 7pm, performance starts at 8pm. Talk is open to everyone – no RSVP needed. Performance attendance is limited! Please RSVP by emailing so.cleary@gmail.com. 

Sophia Cleary is an artist based in Los Angeles and New York City. She has worked with the Kate Bush Dance Troupe, Ann Liv Young, Dynasty Handbag (Jibz Cameron), Neal Medlyn, Alexandra Bachzetsis, and Vanessa Anspaugh & Amber Bemak. She has presented her work in NYC at the Performing Garage, Center for Performance Research, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, 321 Gallery, the Kitchen, and e-flux and in LA at the Hammer Museum and Human Resources Gallery. She is the founder and coordinator of the works-in-progress series REHEARSAL and is co-editor for Ugly Duckling Presse’s performance annual Emergency INDEX. She regularly performs music with Champagne Jerry (Neal Medlyn) and in the feminist punk band Penis, a collaboration with Samara Davis. She holds an MA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and pays her bills as a fact-checker for Us Weekly magazine.

After her artist talk, she will present a new works-in-progress participatory performance “It is from here that the world unfolds” in her studio. Participation is limited to 15 people. Audience will be video documented. RSVP to so.cleary@gmail.com to participate.

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Announcing 2017 Real Time & Space Residency Recipients

Real Time & Space is pleased to announce the recipients of the RTS Artist Residency for 2017-18 cycle.
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The eight selected artists are:
Liz Collins
Torreya Cummings
Chelsea Flowers
Cliff Hengst
Macon Reed
Sable Elyse Smith
Tosha Stimage
Lauren Marie Taylor
 
During each six week residency period, each artist will have a personal studio, give a public presentation of their work, and make an artist multiple to mark their time at RTS. This year 215 applicants competed for the eight residency positions. We are honored that to have had so many talented artists interested in participating in our programs.
Sophia Cleary
 Current resident Sophia Cleary
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Real Time and Space (RTS) is comprised of 15 work-only artist studios and an artist residency program located in a former print shop in Oakland’s Chinatown. RTS aims to provide a productive and participatory workspace for our members and residents by fostering opportunities for dialog, collaboration, and cross-disciplinary interaction. Our members include a wide range of artists, writers, curators, and designers. RTS seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas within and beyond the Bay Area artistic community through our residency program.
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Archiving Your Personal and Organizational Legacy: A Best Practices Workshop with Lexa Walsh

January 15, 2017

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Save the date for an archiving workshop with current artist in residence, Lexa Walsh! Join us on Jan 25th at 7pm!

Archiving Your Personal and Organizational Legacy: A Best Practices Workshop is a hands-on brainstorming and resource sharing workshop among artists and administrators to identify values and practices for archiving your personal and organizational legacies. How do artists and institutions take responsibility for archiving their practices in diverse formats so they can create a strong legacy to be understood and appreciated by contemporary and future audiences? What do we keep, and how do we store it? How do they honor all stakeholders? What about the embarrassing stuff? Participants hear about Walsh’s field research then gather in groups with a proposition of a future archive-based exhibition. By the end of the two-hour workshop, we will gather and share our long lists so we can take action.

Lexa Walsh is an artist and archivist based in Oakland, CA. She has worked directly with the archives of Oakland Museum of California for the shows We/customize and Twenty Years of Dias de los Muertos. She organized the archives and curated Intersection for the Arts’ 50 Year Anniversary Archive Show. Her de Young Artist Fellowship project, Mapping the Archive, was based on extensive research, site visits and interviews, including organizing Guillermo Gomez-Pena’s archives. She has presented workshops about archiving at the Open Engagement Conference, the Alliance of Artist Communities Conference, and at California College of the Arts.

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Open Call Deadline Extended! Applications Due Jan 18th!

January 11, 2017

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We are extending the deadline for applications for our 2017-18 Residency program to Jan 18th!

APPLY NOW!

Real Time and Space (RTS) is comprised of 15 work-only artist studios and an artist residency program located in a former print shop in Oakland’s Chinatown. RTS aims to provide a productive and participatory workspace for our members and residents by fostering opportunities for dialog, collaboration, and cross-disciplinary interaction. Our members include a wide range of artists, writers, curators, and designers. RTS seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas within and beyond the Bay Area artistic community through our residency program.

This open call is for our 2017-2018 residency program. All residencies are one and a half months long. Residents receive a studio for the duration of their residency and an $800 stipend. Out of town residents receive an additional $800 in travel and housing support. The residency studio is 170 sq ft and the residency includes access to a communal woodshop. RTS is centrally located near BART and downtown Oakland.

Residents are asked to commit 15hrs a week to the residency. Residents are asked to give a public artist talk and make a document in an edition of 7 for the RTS archive.

To apply, submit the following: contact info, resume, statement and work samples. Applications will only be accepted through Submittable. Please do not email applications directly. For questions email realtimeandspace@gmail.com.

Deadline for applications is now January 18th, 2017.  
All applicants will be notified by March 1st, 2017.

APPLY NOW!

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JAN Small Press Traffic Residents Andrea Abi-Karam and Alex Cruse

January 08, 2017

RTS is excited to welcome two January Small Press Traffic writers in residence.  We are lucky to have Andrea Abi-Karam and Alex Cruse working in our studio this month!

redAndrea is a mixed race genderqueer punk poet writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. They recently completed the manuscript EXTRATRANSMISSION a book length piece against how patriarchy and US militarism produce the hypergendered subject. Andrea’s most recent piece THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, September 2016) attempts to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. From 2012-2015 Andrea co-founded with Drea Marina, Words of Resistance a monthly radical queer open floor poetry night aimed at creating space for folks to share their work, especially if unpolished and messy. Andrea is both a writer, printer, & publisher whose founding small press project Mess Editions seeks to publish emerging writing from queers, people of color, and those involved in social movements yet uninvolved in poetry & art scenes.

 

1486043_10152574451129517_931168646_o_1024x1024alex cruse is an Oakland-based writer, artist, and educator, who works in poetry, video, installation, performance, and new media. She is interested in systems of governmentality/surveillance as social modalities; technology’s capacity to both build and dismantle informational and linguistic structures, and the politics of representation produced therein. Her first book of poetry, CONTRAVERSE, will appear from Timeless, Infinite Light this year. She has performed nationally and abroad as half of the audio/visual/textual experiment DROUGHT SPA, with her husband Kevin Lo.

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JAN Artist in Residence: Lexa Walsh

January 06, 2017

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RTS is excited to welcome our first resident of 2017, Lexa Walsh!  Lexa will be working with our archive of documents created by past RTS residents.

Lexa Walsh is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural worker who examines and creates social ties to craft “hospitable democracies” within cultural institutions both corporeal and imagined.

Walsh is based in the Bay Area and has lived, worked, exhibited and toured internationally. She worked for many years at CESTA, an international art center in Czech republic, where she and colleagues made radical curatorial projects to foster cross-cultural understanding. She conceived of and co-founded the all women, all toy instrument ensemble Toychestra. She founded and organizes Oakland Stock, the Oakland branch of the Sunday Soup network micro-granting dinner series that supports artists’ projects, and runs the artist resource Librarification Tumblr. She has become an authority on citizen archiving through projects such as Mapping the Archive, curating archive shows at Intersection for the Arts and Oakland Museum of California, and hosting archiving workshops nationwide for artists and organizations.

She has received the Southern Exposure Alternative Exposure Award, the CEC Artslink Award, the Gunk Grant and the de Young Artist Fellowship. She has participated in projects, exhibitions and performances internationally. Most recently, she collaborated with her brother, painter Dan Walsh, for a large commission at Williams College Museum of Art, and continued to work with the museum as a guest artist/curator through the summer of 2016.

http://lexawalsh.tumblr.com/

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RTS 2017-18 Residency Open Call

December 08, 2016

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RTS is excited to announce an Open Call for applications for our 2017-18 Residency program.

APPLY NOW!

Real Time and Space (RTS) is comprised of 15 work-only artist studios and an artist residency program located in a former print shop in Oakland’s Chinatown. RTS aims to provide a productive and participatory workspace for our members and residents by fostering opportunities for dialog, collaboration, and cross-disciplinary interaction. Our members include a wide range of artists, writers, curators, and designers. RTS seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas within and beyond the Bay Area artistic community through our residency program.

This open call is for our 2017-2018 residency program. All residencies are one and a half months long. Residents receive a studio for the duration of their residency and an $800 stipend. Out of town residents receive an additional $800 in travel and housing support. The residency studio is 170 sq ft and the residency includes access to a communal woodshop. RTS is centrally located near BART and downtown Oakland.

Residents are asked to commit 15hrs a week to the residency. Residents are asked to give a public artist talk and make a document in an edition of 7 for the RTS archive.

To apply, submit the following: contact info, resume, statement and work samples. Applications will only be accepted through Submittable. Please do not email applications directly. For questions email realtimeandspace@gmail.com.

Deadline for applications is January 15th, 2017.  
All applicants will be notified by March 1st, 2017.

APPLY NOW!

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RTS Talks: Christy Chan and Kate Rhoades

November 29, 2016

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RTS is excited to host artist talks by current resident Christy Chan and RTS member Kate Rhoades!  Join us on December 11th at 7pm.

Christy Chan is an interdisciplinary artist in Oakland working primarily in video, installation, performance and oral storytelling. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Kala Art Institute, Southern Exposure, Root Division, SOMarts, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and in storytelling venues such as NPR.  Prior to Real Time and Space, she has been awarded residencies and support from Montalvo Art Center, Project 387, Kala Art Institute, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Chan holds an M.A. in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Kate Rhoades grew up in Monclova, Ohio. She received her MFA from Mills College in 2014. Rhoades creates video works, paintings, and publications that probe the various facets of the ever-mutating art world. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Oakland’s Burnt Oak Gallery and the Recology Artist Residency Program in San Francisco. Her videos have been presented in the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Santa Fe International New Media Festival. She has participated in exhibitions at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and the di Rosa in Napa, in addition to presenting her work in various publications, hotel rooms and alley ways across the United States and Canada.

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