Val Britton

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Val Britton

Born in Livingston, NJ

Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

Education

2006

MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco / Oakland, CA

1999

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

French Coursework, Brown University, Providence, RI

Study Abroad, Edinburgh College of Art / Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Scotland

Solo & Two-person Exhibitions

2016

Navigator, Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Transmissions, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA

2014

Passage, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA

2013

Cosmology, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

Terra Incognita, CES Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA

Intimate Immensity, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2012

The Continental Interior, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Kala Art Institute: Val Britton, Addison Street Window Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Infinite Loop: Art + Sound by Val Britton and John Colpitts, Secret Project Robot Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010

Index to Selected Stars: Recology Artist-in-Residence Program, Recology, San Francisco, CA

2009

The Echo Fields: Val Britton + Michael Meyers, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2007

Near and Far: New Work by Val Britton, 301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Facebook AIR 5th Anniversary Exhibition, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Detritus, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Seeking Civilization: Art and Cartography, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA

2016

Indestructible Wonder, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Architecture and the City, American Institute of Architecture (AIASF), San Francisco, CA

Made in Paint, Golden Artist Colors, New Berlin, NY               

Demarcate: Territorial Shift in Personal and Societal Mapping, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2015

Work in Progress: Investigations South of Market, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Front Yard/Backstreet, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

Djerassi: A Legacy, Ascent Private Capital Management, San Francisco, CA

Group Hang, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA

Make Art, Not Landfill: The 25th Anniversary of the Recology Artist in Residence Program, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA

2014

Cosmic Needs, Dossier Outpost Gallery, New York, NY

Make Art, Not Landfill, The Mills Building, San Francisco, CA

Deciphering the Print, California College of the Arts, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

2013

Reduce, Reuse, Re-imagine, The de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

Journey Forth, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

Journey Forth: Contemporary Landscape Between Technology and Tradition, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA

Mapping the Terrain, The Mills Building, San Francisco, CA

Kala-fornia: State of the Art 3, Kala Art Institute and Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Quadrivium, CES Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA

Millennial Abstractions, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

The Art of Recology: The Artist in Residence Program 1990-2012, SFO Museum, Terminal 3, Gallery F2, San Francisco, CA

Are We Where Yet? A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012

Clique, CES Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA

Continue to Continue, CES Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA

Disposable Culture, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC

Inked Surfaces, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Art from the Dump, 1045 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

2011

SLASH: An International Survey of Contemporary Collage, CES Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA

The Collage Show, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Here Be Dragons: Mapping Information and Imagination, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Topophilia, work-detroit gallery, University of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan

Kala Art Institute, The Mills Building, San Francisco, CA

Life of the World to Come: Chase the Tear, National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD) Art Center, Richmond, CA

Ucross Retrospective Exhibition, Ucross Foundation Art Gallery, Clearmont, Wyoming

2010

Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Ucross, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming

Constructed Territory, Wright State University, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Dayton, OH

OCAC Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR

Residency Projects I, Kala Art Institute and Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2009

GeoMorph: New Currents in Geometric and Biomorphic Abstraction, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

Salon No. 2: Works 030-065, Marine, Santa Monica, CA

LA to OC - Emphasis: Extreme, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

My Certain Fate, Pharmaka, Los Angeles, CA

All Over the Map, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Collective Compulsions, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2008

Road Trip, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

Vital Signs, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Raw Boundaries, KN Gallery, Chicago, IL

Amidst the Ruins, Mission 17, San Francisco, CA

Out of the Fog: Artists from Headlands, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

Close Calls: 2008, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2007

There's No Place Like Here, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Excavations, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

Time Lines, Mina Dresden, San Francisco, California

2006

Dowser’s Delight: Divining the Inner Cartographic Impulse, The Front Gallery, Oakland, CA

New California Masters, Works/San José, San José, CA

Ocean Crossing: Osaka University of Arts + CCA Print Exchange, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

New Prints 2006/Winter, International Print Center, New York, NY

2005

People, Places & Things, The Gallery at R & F, Kingston, NY

Ocean Crossing: Osaka University of Arts + CCA Print Exchange, Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, JAPAN

Entangled Orbits: You Could Be Me, PLAySPACE Gallery, SF, CA

Visual Scholars: New School, Up and Coming Southern California Artists, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA

2004

Pattern & Decorations, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

The 4th National Minnesota Print Biennial, The Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Multiple Encounters: Indo – US Print Exhibition,
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, INDIA; Govt. College of Art, Chandigarh, INDIA; Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademy & Jawahar Kalakendra, Jaipur, INDIA; Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2003

Manhattan Graphics Center 9/11 Portfolio, The New-York Historical Society, New York, NY

New York Scenes and Dreams, The New York Public Library, Tompkins Square Branch, New York, NY

Grants & Awards

2016

Americans for the Arts, New York, NY - Public Art Network Year in Review Selection for Best in Public Art Projects

2015

San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA- Public Art Commission for San Francisco International Airport

2014

Creative Capacity Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA - Quick Grant Recipient

2013

Creative Capacity Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA- Quick Grant Recipient

2010

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., New York, NY - Grant Recipient

2007

The Drawing Center, New York, NY - Viewing Program

2006

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA - Affiliate Artist Program (2006-2008)

2004

California College of the Arts, Oakland, California Yozo Hamaguchi Teaching Assistantship

2001

Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY - Fall 2001 Grant Recipient

1999

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR Emerging Artist Residency

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design Annual Tuition Scholarship

Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Scholarship

G. W. Hodge Ritchie Award for Excellence in Printmaking

Fellowships & Residencies

2015

Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, California - Eureka Fellowship

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, New York - Artist Residency

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont – Full Fellowship Artist Residency

2014

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, California - The Kathryn Green Fellowship

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, California - Artist Residency

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska - Artist Residency

2013

Facebook, Menlo Park, California – Facebook Analog Research Lab Residency

2012

Illinois State University School of Art, Normal, Illinois - Visiting Artist Residency

2011

Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York - Artist Residency

Caldera, Sisters, Oregon - Artist Residency

2010

The Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming - Artist Residency

Recology, San Francisco, California - Artist Residency

2009

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California – Fellowship

Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon - Artist Residency

Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming - Artist Residency

Visiting Artist Lectures & Presentations

2016

Visiting Artist Lecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana          

Visiting Artist Lecture, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA          

Talking Art Panelist, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA   

2015

Guest Lecturer, Graduate Seminar, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Juror’s Lecture, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina 

Guest Lecturer, Undergraduate Seminar, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA        

2014

Visiting Artist Lecture, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California Davis, Davis, California

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Art Talk, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska

2013

Artist lecture for Journey Forth, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

Talking Art Panelist, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

Guest Lecturer and Critic, Conceptual Cartography in Print, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Guest Critic, Graduate Studios, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

Guest Critic, Graduate Seminar, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California

2012

Points of Departure: Trivial Pursuit Lecture Series, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, California

Visiting Artist Residency, Illinois State University School of Art, Normal, Illinois

Advanced Drawing, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California

2011

Distinguished Majors Program Visiting Artist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

Caldera Artist-in-Residency Program, Sisters, Oregon

2010

Jentel Presents, the Jentel Artist Residency Program, Sheridan, Wyoming

Art at the Dump, Recology, San Francisco, California

Fellowship Lecture, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California

Advanced Drawing and Painting, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2009

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

Artist-in-Residence Lecture, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

Printmaking Department, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, California

2008

Painting Department, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

San Jose Museum of Art Docents, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Selected Collections

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Alameda County Art Collection, Oakland, CA

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Chevron, San Ramon, CA

The Cleveland Clinic Fine Art Collection, Cleveland, OH

de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

The Ellington, Oakland, CA

Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, CA

Print Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York, NY

The New-York Historical Society, New York, NY

Onyx Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco, CA

Print Collection, the New York Public Library, New York, NY

Recology, San Francisco, CA

SAP, Palo Alto, CA

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Visa Inc., Foster City, CA