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Harrell Fletcher received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from California College of the Arts. He studied organic farming at UCSC and went on to work on a variety of small Community Supported Agriculture farms, which impacted his work as an artist. Fletcher has produced a variety of socially engaged collaborative and interdisciplinary projects since the early 1990’s. His work has been shown at SF MoMA, the de Young Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Wattis Institute, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Drawing Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, The Wrong Gallery, Apex Art, and Smackmellon in NYC, DiverseWorks and Aurora Picture show in Houston, TX, PICA in Portland, OR, CoCA and The Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA, Signal in Malmo, Sweden, Domain de Kerguehennec in France, The Tate Modern in London, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. He was a participant in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Fletcher has work in the collections of MoMA, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, SFMoMA, The Hammer Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, The De Young Museum, and The FRAC Brittany, France. From 2002 to 2009 Fletcher co-produced Learning To Love You More, a participatory website with Miranda July. Fletcher is the 2005 recipient of the Alpert Award in Visual Arts. His exhibition The American War originated in 2005 at ArtPace in San Antonio, TX, and traveled to Solvent Space in Richmond, VA, White Columns in NYC, The Center For Advanced Visual Studies MIT in Boston, MA, PICA in Portland, OR, and LAXART in Los Angeles among other locations. Fletcher is an Associate Professor of Art and Social Practice at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

 

Contact: harrell-at-pdx-dot-edu

 

EDUCATION

1996
UCSC, Certification in Ecological Horticulture

1994
California College of Arts and Crafts, MFA, Interdisciplinary

1990
San Francisco Art Institute, BFA, Photography

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESIDENCIES

2012
Vermont Studio School, Faculty
Exploratorium, Artist-in-Residence

2011
UCLA Hammer Museum, Artist-in-Residence
Colorado College, Artist-in-Residence
Otterbein University, Artist-in-Residence
Wattis Institute Capp Street Project, Artist-in-Residence

2009
Civic Engagement Award, Portland State University

2006
Skowhegan School of Art, Faculty

2005
Alpert Award in Visual Art
ArtPace Residency
Domaine de Kerguéhennec Residency

2004
Gunk Grant
Artslink Grant

2002
Creative Capital Grant

2000
Creative Work Fund Grant

1999
Artists and Communities Millennium Grant

1998
Headlands Center For The Arts Residency

1994
Bay Area Award

SOLO AND COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2012
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustin, FL, “Before and After 1565: A Participatory Exploration of St. Augustin’s Native American History”

2011
IDEA Space, Colorado Springs, CO, “Active Engagement”

2010
NGV, Melbourne, AU, “The Sound We Make Together (Melbourne)”

2009
Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada “Made in India”

2008
The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada “Born Into Pleasure”

2007
LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, “The American War”

2006
Domaine de Kerguehennec, France, “Where I Lived”
In Situ, Paris, “Some Translations”
White Columns, NYC, “The American War”
Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The Library”
Artpace, San Antonio, TX, “The American War”
Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, “I’ll Follow You”
The Wrong Gallery, NYC, “With Our Own Little Hands”
Apex Art, NYC, “Come Together, (NYC)”
Test Site, Austin, TX, “Come Together, (Austin)”

2004
Christine Burgin, NYC, NY “A Moment Of Doubt”
Jack Hanley Gallery, SF, CA “Maintaining The Jazz”
New Langton Arts, SF, CA, “Happiness Follows Us …”

2003
DiverseWorks, Houston, TX, “The Sound…

2002
Signal Art Center, Malmo, Sweden, “Reread Summerhill”

2001
PICA, Portland, OR, “Everyday Sunshine”
The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, “48 Hours”

2000
The Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ, “Cars and Houses”

1999
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, SF, “The Boy Mechanic”

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
Tate Modern, London, “Tate Live Performance Room”
MoMA, NYC, “The Shaping of New Visions”
The Hayward Gallery, London, “Wide Open School”
Henie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo, Norway, “Learning for Life”
International Project Space, Birmingham, England, and Contemporary Art
Gallery, Vancouver, BC, “Children’s Films”
James Cohan Gallery, NYC, “Object Fictions”
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, “The Northwest Biennial”

2011
Laurel Gitlin, NYC, “Roofless Motif”
The PACE Gallery, NYC, “Social Media”
Bielefelder Kunstverein, Waldhof, Luxembourg, “Children’s Films”

2010
SFMoMA, San Francisco, “The More Things Change”
FACT, Liverpool, England, and Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenberg, Germany, “My War”

2009
SF MoMA, SF, “The Art of Participation”
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC, “Assume Nothing”
Brown Gallery, London, “Evading Customs”
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA, “The New Normal”
Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand, “Land Wars” Dumbo Brooklyn. Brooklyn, “New York Photo Festival”

2008
The Wattis Institute, SF, “Amateurs”

2007
The 6th Mercosul Biennial, Porte Alegre, Brazil, “Free Zone”
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, “Come Together”
Cheekwood Installation Gallery, Nashville, TN, “No Place: Artists Explore Utopia”
The International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University, SF, “Witness to War”
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, CAN, “Heroes and Amateurs”
PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, “true bearing”
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, “Memorial to the Iraq War”
Red Dot Gallery, LA, CA, “Glimpses of Utopia”
Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA, “Learning to Love You More”
Edith-Aub-Haus Fur Medieakunst, Oldenburg, Germany, “My Own Private Reality”
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, NYC, “Stealing Time”

2006
Apexart, NYC, “Phantom Captain: Art and Crowdsourcing”

2005
Royal College of Art Gallery, London, “Do Not Interrupt…”

2004
Whitney Museum, NYC, “Whitney Biennial”
Domaine de Kerguéhennec, France, “Near And Far”
Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA, “This is the Future”

2003
The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, “Baja to Vancouver”
The Drawing Center, NYC, “Street Selections”

2002
ICA at MECA, Portland, ME, “Playground”
Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC, “Yes, We’re Excerpts”

2001
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA “Fast Forward”
SFMOMA, SF, “Of The Moment”

2000
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, SF, “Above and Beyond”
de Young Museum, SF, “Museum Pieces”

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2012
Museum of Craft and Folk Art, SF, “Only Birds…”

2010
PICA, Portland, OR “The People’s Biennial”

2009
PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, “Songs From the Treetops”
Wattis Institute, CCA, SF, CA “Selections From The Life Of Michael Bravo”

2007
White Columns, NYC, “Michael Patterson-Carver”
Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, “Abstract Things”

2003
Christine Burgin, NYC, “Hello There Friend”

2001
SF Art Commission Gallery, “A Love For All Animals”

1999
Southern Exposure, SF, “Survivalist”

1998
YBCA, SF, “Whipper Snapper Nerd”

SELECTED PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2010
Portland, OR, Metro, “The Knowledge”

2006
Domaine de Kerguéhennec, France, “Corentine’s Turtle”

2002
Portland, OR, RACC, “More Sunshine”

2000
UofM Art Commission, St. Paul, “Museum of the School of Social Work”
SF Art Commission, “North Beach Parking Garage”

1999
SF Art Commission, “Market Street Art In Transit”

1998
UofW Art Commission, Seattle, WA, “Bus Shelter Posters”

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, NYC
UC Hammer Museum, LA
Collection du FRAC Bretagne, France
The Whitney Museum Of American Art, NYC
The New Museum, NYC
de Young Museum, SF
Berkeley Art Museum, University Of California, Berkeley, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF

TEACHING AND LECTURES

2004
Associate Professor, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2012
Guest Lecturer, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
Keynote Speaker, Neddy Awards, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
Guest Lecturer, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Keynote Speaker, Grinnell College Festival of Humanities, Grinnell, IA
Panelist, The People’s Conference, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Guest Lecturer, Hammer Museum, LA
Guest Lecturer, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

2011
Artist Talk, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Artist Talk, SAW Gallery, Ottowa, CAN
Guest Lecturer, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA
Guest Lecturer, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Guest Lecturer, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
Guest Lecturer, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, CAN
Guest Lecturer, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Guest Lecturer, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Guest Lecturer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2010
Artist Talk, IDEA Space, Colorado Springs, CO
Guest Lecturer, San Francisco Zen Center, SF
Guest Lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne, AU
Guest Lecturer, NGV, Melbourne, AU
Guest Lecturer, Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland, NZ
Panelist, Deschooling Society, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Guest Lecturer, Oxbow School of Art, Sagatuck, MI

2009
Guest Lecturer, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Guest Lecturer, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Panelist, Assume Nothing, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Guest Lecturer, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Guest Lecturer, Banff Center, Banff, CAN
Panelist, Words Without Pictures, LACMA, LA
Guest Lecturer, California College of The Arts, SF
Guest Lecturer, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Guest Lecturer, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Guest Lecturer, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Guest Lecturer, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Guest Lecturer, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Keynote Speaker, Open Engagement, University of Regina, Regina, CAN
Guest Lecturer, Columbia University, NYC
Guest Lecturer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Guest Lecturer, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Guest Lecturer, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Guest Lecturer, The Power Plant, Toronto, CAN
Guest Lecturer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2006
Artistic Director, The Kitchen Summer Institute, NYC
Guest Lecturer, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Guest Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2005
Guest Lecturer, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Guest Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Guest Lecturer, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA
Guest Lecturer, University of Southern California, LA
Guest Lecturer, University of Rennes, France

2004
Instructor, Sculpture, Cooper Union, NYC, NY

2003
Instructor, Det fynske Kunstakademi, Odense, Denmark
Instructor, Special Project, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT
Instructor, Photo and Sculpture, PNCA, Portland, OR
Guest Lecturer, Otis School Of Art And Design, LA, CA
Guest Lecturer, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

2002
Guest Lecturer, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Guest Lecturer, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Instructor, Design Intensive, California College of Art, SF, CA
Instructor, Graduate Intensive, MECA, Portland, ME

2001
Instructor, Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, CCAC, SF, CA
Instructor, Based In Real Life, SF Art Institute, SF, CA
Instructor, Generosity, DasArts, Amsterdam, Holland
Guest Lecturer, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
Guest Lecturer, White Chapel Gallery, London, UK

2000
Instructor, Graduate Independent Study, CCAC, SF, CA
Guest Lecturer, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

1999
Instructor, Interdisciplinary Seminar, Stanford University, CA

SOLO AND COLLABORATIVE CATALOGS AND BOOKS

2012
“The Hammer Yearbook” The Hammer Museum

2011
“Free Speech Zone: Michael Patterson-Carver” Four Corners Books
“The People’s Biennial” Independent Curators International

2010
“Harrell Fletcher: The Sound We Make Together” National Gallery of Victoria

2008
“Between Artists: Harrell Fletcher and Michael Rakowitz” A.R.T Press
“Learning To Love You More” Prestel
“Harrell Fletcher” Domaine de Kerguehennec
“James F. Miles Is A Boyfriend And A Girlfriend” Gallery 16

2006
“The American War” J&L Books

2005
“I’ll Follow You” Laura Bartlett Gallery

2004
“A Moment Of Doubt” Christine Burgin Gallery

2003
“Now It’s A Party” Hartford Art School

2001
“Everyday Sunshine” Portland Institute For Contemporary Art

1999
“The Boy Mechanic” Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

1998
“Whipper Snapper Nerd” Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

ARTICLES, REVIEWS, AND INTERVIEWS

2011
das Super Paper, “Harrell Fletcher, Melbourne, and Transience” Carl Scrase
Education: Documents in Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press
Art & Australia, “A Willingness To Be Flexible” Jeff Kahn
(Re) Staging The Art Museum, “The American War” Ane Hjort Guttu
Flash Art, “The People’s Biennial” Alexander Ferrando, Fall 2011

2010
Searching For Art’s New Public, “Tell Me Your Story” Marisa Sanchez
The Age, “The People’s Artist” Liza Power, Sept. 2010

2009
Melbourne Art Journal, “It’s All About You” Alex Baker
The Art of Participation, SF MoMA “Harrell Fletcher, Jon Rubin” Tanya Zimbardo
Frieze, “You and Me” Jens Hoffmann, Oct. 2009

2008
Words Without Pictures, LACMA/Aperature Amateurs, Wattis Institute
Arts Journal, “It Can Change As We Go Along”, Winter 2008 2007
Frieze, “Harrell Fletcher” Jeffrey Ryan, May 2007

2006
The Wrong Times, “Community”
Modern Painters, “The American War” Joshua Mack, Sept 2006
The Oregonian, “An Opposing View of War” DK Row, Sept 2006
NY Times, “The American War” Michael Kimmelman, June 2006
Village Voice, “Absalom, O Absalom” Jerry Saltz, May 2006
BOMB Magazine, “Interview” Allan McCollum, Spring 2006

2005
Parkett, “A Post-Biennial Post-Script” Debra Singer
ReleasePrint, “The Artful Observer” Erica Levin, Nov/Dec 2005
The Wrong Times, “Interview” Jim Drain 2004
Flash Art, “Ouverture” Brian Sholis, July 2004
Domus 870, “El Topo”, May, 2004
NY Times, “Harrell Fletcher” Holland Cotter, May 28, 2004
NY Times, “The Biennial That’s Not at the Biennial”, May 2, 2004 ArtForum, “Harrell Fletcher” Glen Helfand, May 2004
NY Times, “Multiplex” Holland Cotter, Feb. 20, 2004
SF Chronicle, “No Irony, Just Art” Kimberly Chun, Jan. 25, 2004
The Mercury, “And Even More Everyday Sunshine”, Aug. 31, 2003

2002
The New Yorker, “Yes, We’re Excerpts”, Aug. 19, 2002
The Portland Phoenix, “On The Fly” Chris Thompson, Aug. 16, 2002