AMY TRACHTENBERG


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017        Waiting for the Barbarians Right Window  ATA,  San Francisco, CA
2014        From Here to Timbuktu  555 California Street Plaza Gallery,
               San Francisco, CA
2013        From India to the Planet Mars   Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2009        Vacilando   Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post, San Francisco, CA
2007        Recent Paintings   Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2006        Ricochet   Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2004        The Weatherhead Series   Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2003        Suspended Passage The LAB, San Francisco, CA
1992        Paramour  Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, CA
1991        Amy Trachtenberg  Show and Tell, San Francisco, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Dumbball - David Ireland and His Circle, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Acoustic Habitats: Graphic Scores  Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to the Left Coast, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, curated by Andres Guerrero and Matt Gonzalez

2015
Found/Made    San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San José, CA  Curated by Roderick Kiracofe
Possibilities of Paper: Select Work by Lucas Artists Fellows (2005-2015), Project Space Gallery at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
5 from 415, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT

2014
The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA, curated by Lawrence Rinder and David Wilson

2012-13
Local Color, San José Museum of Art, San José, CA, curated by Rory Padeken
Making Place Public, Sculpture on the Grounds, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA 
Unruly, BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA curated by Lucinda Barnes

2011
Factor XX, Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, CA Curated by Jenny Balisle

2010        
Tomorrow’s Legacies, Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
Gesture, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2009 
Art on Market Street, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2008
Group Show, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2007
In the Fullness of Time, 20th Anniversary Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gallery Artists, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2006 
Black & White, Holland Tunnel Art, Brooklyn, NY

2004
Poetry and its Arts: Bay Area Interactions 1954-2004, California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA

2002
No War Show, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Adriane Colburn, Laurie Lazer and Darrel Smith

1999
Bodies Changed; The Natural History of Market Street, San Francisco Art Commission Art in Transit at the Millennium, San Francisco, CA

1998
Towards the Millennium, New Painting from Northern California, Monterey Museum
Three person show Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Laurie Lazer and Darrel Smith
Body of Memory, Downtown Artists Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1997
Anti-Pesszimizmus, Gallery Jozsef Nador, Budapest, Hungary

1996
Fifth Annual Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994
Alphabet Show, Okeanos Fine Arts Press, Berkeley, CA
Third Annual Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Visual Alchemy, Okeanos Fine Arts Press, Berkeley, CA                                     

1993
Group Show, Show N Tell, San Francisco, CA

1992
Telling Stories/Artists Books, Mills College, Oakland, CA
New Work, Show N Tell, San Francisco, CA

1989
Line and Form, Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Robert Johnson

1988
National Invitational Collage Show, Santa Rosa Junior College Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

1983
Tendances de la Peinture Abstraite, European Invitational; Paris, Grenoble,Montpellier, Toulouse, France; curated by Gerard Xurigeura              

           
PUBLIC WORK: PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS & COMMISSIONS

2017
Ecstatic Voyaging 
  BART Station, Milpitas, CA Commissioned by VTA Silicon Valley and BART 

2016
Sun Sea Counterpoint   Pacific Wellness Center, Salinas, CA  Commissioned by Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula

2013
Clearing   Ashland Youth Center, San Leandro, CA Alameda County Arts Commission with architect Mallory Cusenbery

2012
Counterpoint : Creekside Studio   Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA with landscape architect Jeffrey Miller
Sleeping Beauty II  Neiman Marcus, Walnut Creek, CA
        
2010 
4 Songs of Motion  UCLA Olive View Urgent Care Mental Health Center, Los Angeles County Civic Art with landscape architect Jeffrey Miller Los Angeles, CA

2006
Groundwork  Hillview Library San José Public Art Program, San José, CA
        
2002
The Atrium Project  Children's Hospital Oakland Outpatient Clinic, Oakland, CA 

1999 
Bodies Changed; The Natural History of Market Street, San Francisco Art Commission Art in Transit at the Millennium, San Francisco, CA


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Achenbach Collection, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA
Alameda County Public Art Collection
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA
Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
De Menil Collection, New York, NY and Paris, France
Goods Inc., Heidelberg, Germany
Haitian Embassy, Paris, France
Long Meadow Ranch and Winery, Saint Helena, CA
Los Angeles County Civic Art Collection, Los Angeles, CA
​Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Neiman Marcus Group, Dallas, TX
Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, CA
City of San Francisco Civic Art Collection, San Francisco, CA
San José Museum of Art, San José, CA
City of San José, San José, CA
Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA

    
GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

AiA East Bay Design Award
Montalvo Arts Center, Lucas Arts Residency, Saratoga, CA
2008 Year in Review, Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts, New York, NY
AiA Award of Honor, Santa Clara Valley, CA
California Arts Council, CA
Cultural Equity Individual Artists Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
KALA Arts Center, Berkeley, CA
Marin County Arts Guild, Marin, CA
Mesa Refuge Residency, Point Reyes, CA
The Nichols Foundation, New York
Opera America, New York
Peter S. Reed Foundation, New York
Prix Albert Rocheron, Paris, France
Third Intl. Symposium of Contemporary Art, Angouleme, France
Salon des Jeunes Artistes Francais, Paris, France
San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
                        

SELECTED VISUAL DESIGN for PERFORMANCE

2007 
Sub Rosa Artifact, Graphic score commission performed by Rovaté  ODC , San Francisco, CA

2005
Bertha, Queen of Sweden, play by Kenneth Koch directed by Mac McGinnes 
Poet’s Theater, Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, CA

2004 
Very Rainy Night & Lexington Avenue, two plays by Frank O'Hara, directed by Mac McGinnes Poet’s Theater, Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, CA  Pamela Z   Voci  ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA

2003
Performing Objects Stationed in the SubWorld, by Carla Harryman, directed by Jim Cave The LAB, San Francisco, CA

2000
A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, opera by Erling Wold/Max Ernst, directed by Jim Cave, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA, produced by Opera America and Paul Dresher Ensemble

1997
The Butterfly by Bijan Mofid, directed and translated from Farsi by Zara Houshmand with Darvag Iranian Theater Company, San Francisco, CA

1996
The Breasts of Tiresias, opera by Poulenc/Apollinaire, directed by Marvin Klebe, Cinnabar Opera Theatre, Petaluma, CA

1995
Goya's L.A., by Leslie Scalapino, directed by Carla Harryman, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, opera premiere by Erling Wold/Max Ernst,directed by Jim Cave, The Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, ODC Dance Company, choreography by KT Nelson, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1992
Thicket, by Susan Griffin, directed by Mary Forcade, Life on the Water and Climate Theater, San Francisco, CA

1991
Hunger, by Peter Mattei, directed by Mary Forcade, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA
The Magic Flute, Mozart, Spreckels Performing Arts Theater, Rohnert Park, CA

1990
Gianni Schicchi, Puccini, Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma, CA
Bluebeard's Castle, Bartok,Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma, CA
Emperor of Atlantis, opera by Victor Ullman, originated in Terezin Concentration Camp, directed by Ann Woodhead, Cinnabar Opera Theatre, Petaluma, CA

1978
Summer Festival of Opera & Contemporary Music, Chartres, Dijon, Vezelay, France
                    

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016
Roth, David  Square Cylinder February 16 "David Ireland at SFAI and Anglim Gilbert"

2013
Roth, David  Square Cylinder February 6  "Amy Trachtenberg at Brian Gross"
Curiel, Jonathan SF WEEKLY January 23 "Photo Negative: Two Exhibits Reconsider Historic Images"

Tremblay-McGaw, Robin X Poetics February 24 "From India to Planet Mars: Amy Trachtenberg"
2011
O'Malley, Susan, Factor XX catalogue, Los Gatos Museum of Art

2009 
Solnit, Rebecca and Burger, Mary Groundwork, ORO Editions 
Rotenberg, Bettina I Dare to Stop the Wind  VALA Book Press Berkeley, CA
2007
Baker, Kenneth San Francisco Chronicle, September 15, “Amy Trachtenberg at Brian Gross”
Cheng, Dewitt Art Ltd. West Coast Art and Design,  October “Amy Trachtenberg at Brian Gross”
Hamilton, Roxanne Power, ed., Viz. Inter-Arts: Event, Trans- Genre  Anthology  

2004
Baker, Kenneth San Francisco Chronicle, July 17 “Amy Trachtenberg at Brian Gross”

2000
Kosman, Joshua San Francisco Chronicle, March 14, “Fevered Dreams”

1998
Cseko, Kristina Budapest News, February, “Art From S.F. to Budapest”

1997
Garcia, Chris Press Democrat, April 18, “Breasts of Tiresias”

1995
Chang, Ching San Francisco Bay Times, January 9, “Ernst Opera”
Harvey, Dennis San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 15, ”A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil”
Sizenski, Liz San Francisco Weekly, January 18, “Ecstasy's Revolution”
Kosman, Joshua San Francisco Chronicle, January 28, “Surrealist Ernst Novel Inspires Dreamy Opera”
Boone, Charles P – Form, Spring,“Max Ernst Opera,”

1991
Brady, Lee San Francisco Bay Guardian, October, “A Grim Fairy Tale”
Winn, Steven San Francisco Chronicle, October 31, “Playwright Puts It All Out on the Table”

1990
Bammer, Richard Courrier, January 19, ”Perrault, Ravel, Bartok”
Schiller, Karla Argus Courrier, February 2, “Season Begins on Sublime Note” Bammer, Richard Argus Courrier, August, “Rousing Centerpiece for the Summer Music Festival”   

1989
Reveaux, Tony Artweek, November 29, “Amy Trachtenberg at Show N Tell,”
Butterfields,“Art Against AIDS” catalogue
“Line and Form,” Hatley Martin Gallery, catalogue by Robert F. Johnson catalogue

1988
“National Invitational Collage Show,” Santa Rosa Jr. College Gallery, catalogue

1984
“Celebration of Form,” San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, catalogue by Michael Bell

1982
“Tendances de la Peinture Abstraite, European Invitational”; Paris, Grenoble,Sens, Montpellier, Toulouse, France; catalogue by Gerard Xuriguera  catalogue

TEACHING / EVENTS

2015
SFAI: David Ireland and 500 Capp Street  in converation with Constance Lewallen and Gay Outlaw
"Groundwork: By Any Means Necessary: Amy Trachtenberg Lecture", Crocker Art Museum 

2010
Americans for the Arts: Curriculum and Webinars

2008 
School of the Arts, San Francisco, CA- visiting artist Creative Writing Dept.

Provoking the Ripple Effect: A Challenge with artists Susan Schwartzenberg, Ann Rosenthal and Michael Davis   American Evolution: Arts in the New Civic Life, Americans for the Arts Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Coexistence Through Art with Youssef Ismail Panel Islamic Networks Group and Jewish Community Relations Council of Silicon Valley at Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, CA

Found in Translation on Paros
non-site collective with artist Elliot Anderson, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Public Histories: Susan Schwartzenberg, Barbara Goldstein, Amy Trachtenberg
City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

The Right to the City: Public Space as Commons Panel with Chris Carlsson, Christopher Ratcliff, Carmen Rojas Crisis of the California Commons Conference, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA

2005 
Hellenic International Studies in the Arts: Mass College of Art, Paros, Greece
Drawing, Painting and Art Theory teaching Spring semester

1998-2005
VALA /Visual Arts Literary Arts: Teaching and arts curriculum development Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond Public Schools:
    
1993
I.O.U. Poet's Theater with Carla Harryman, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
                                                   

SELECTED LITERARY PUBLICATIONS / POET COLLABORATIONS

River of Fire, Crisis in the Commons, Chapter with image and text
David Ireland Remembered Squarecylinder.com
Dear Reader Robin Tremblay McGaw  Cover
Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prized Inside Norma Cole  Cover
The Encyclopedia Vol. 2 F-K   edited by Tisa Bryant, Mairanda Mellis, and Kate Schatz  Image and text
New Goose, poems by Lorine Niedecker  Cover
Harvard Review 33 Harvard University edited by Christina Thompson Image and text
Viz. Inter-Arts: Event, A Trans- Genre Anthology edited by Roxanne Power Hamilton   Image and text
Zzyzzyva 10th anniversary We Address with poet, Norma Cole   Images
Mirage edited by Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy  Cover
Aerial 8 / on Barrett Watten  Cover
Five Fingers Review, SKIN edited by Patricia Dienstfrey, Natural History of Market Street Image and text
VOLT edited by Gillian Conoley 1   Cover
Markzine Deb Marks image text The Games with poet, Carla Harryman  Images
Chain image text The Games with poet, Carla Harryman 
avec edited by Norma Cole, image text with poet, Carla Harryman  
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