Born 1971 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Lives and works in Easthampton, Massachusetts

 

EDUCATION

2002          Master of Fine Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1995          Bachelor of Arts, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017          My Life in the Bush with Ghosts, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francico, CA (expected)

                 Wayward, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY

2014          c2c Projects, with Gary Petersen, c2c Project Space, San Francisco, CA

                 30's in the 40's, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013          Beyond a Shadow, B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA

2010          Narwhellian, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009          A Thin Line, Jackson St. Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                 Station to Station, B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA

2008          Needle Pulling Thread, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA

                 Ellipsis, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005          around the corner, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003          The Red Thread, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015          Summer Group Show, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                 Delicate Creatures, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2014          Simplest Means, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

2012          Decade, Celebrating 10 Years, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                 Residency Projects, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2010          The Rule of Typical Things, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009          Contemporary 2009: Sculpture, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

2008          Expanding, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

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

2007          Hyper-ordinary, Y2Y Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006          Von Jedem Etwas, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden, Germany

                Nancy Boy, University Art Gallery, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

                ZusammenKunst, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden, Germany

                 Microcosm, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

                 Sketch, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA

                 Art LA, Project Booth, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

2005          Take Shape, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                 Material Matters, curated by Michael Schoolnik, The LAB, San Francisco, CA

                 Nancy Boy, L.H. Horton Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

                 Nancy Boy, curated by Nancy Mizuno Elliot, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

                 Microcosm, curated by Victoria Wagner, Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA           

2004          and now they aren’t. but they are., Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                 Intersections, curated Talia Greene, Chela Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                 Spring Fever, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2003          Closer Than You Think, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                 Threads, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2002          Sewn Together: Graphic Uses of Thread, Gregory Lind Gallery,San Francisco, CA

                The Tiny Show, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA

                of, relating to, or derived from, 66Balmy, San Francisco, CA         

                 Knot Quite, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Mills College, Oakland, CA

                 The Milhaud Chair in collaboration with Alvin Curran, Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland, CA

                 34th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA                                               

                 The Art of Collecting, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA                       

2001          Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship Recipients, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco

1997          Invitational Show, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA                                   

                 National Juried Show of Small Work, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ                                           

1995          Thesis Show, Johnson Library Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA                       

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kabat, Jennifer, "Simplest Means," Frieze, March 17, 2014

Johnson, Ken. "Simplest Means," The New York Times, January 23, 2014

Morris, Barbara. "Seth Koen: Narwhellian at Gregory Lind Gallery," Art Ltd., January 2011

Roth, David M.  “Seth Koen @ Gregory Lind Gallery,” SquareCylinder.com, November 18, 2010

Sussman, Matt.  “Thar She Blows,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 26, 2010

Stark, Marianna. “Witty Whittled Punctuation,” starkguide.com, February 2008

American Craft, Portfolio Section. August/September 2006, p. 56

Cash, Stephanie. "Report From San Francisco II: New and Now," Art In America, January 2006, p.62

Olson, Marisa. “Take Shape at Rena Bransten Gallery," Artweek, October 2005, p. 12

Bing, Alsion.  “Around the Corner, crocheted sculpture,” sfgate.com, September 2005

Berry, Colin.  “Material Matters at The LAB,” Artweek, September 2005, Vol. 36, Issue 7, p. 14

Bing, Alsion.  “Take Shape,” ePick-Art, sfgate.com, August 12-18, 2005

Morris, Barbara. “Nancy Boy at Richmond Art Center,” Artweek, May 2005, Vol. 36, Issue 4, p. 15

Wennermark, Erik.  “Intersections,” Radar, Baltimore Arts & Culture 11, June 2004

Janku, Laura.  Review, Sculpture Magazine, May 2004

Allen, Steven Robert.  "High Brow Seamstresses Threads at Richard Levy Gallery," Alibi, December 25-31, 2003, Vol. 12, no. 52, p. 20

Nataraj, Nirmala.  “Closer Than You Think,” sfstation.com, December 2003

Rufus, Anneli.  “City Focus: San Francisco,” ARTnews, June 2003

Bing, Alison.  “The Art of Abbreviation,” ePick-Art, sfgate.com, June 2003

Bing, Alison.  “Sewn Together,” ePick-Art, sfgate.com, April 10-16, 2003

Westbrook, Lindsey.  “Sewn Together: Graphic Uses of Thread,” Critic’s Choice: Art, San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 2, 2003, p.77

Koppman, Debra.  “Sewn Together: Graphic Uses of Thread,” Previews, Artweek, March 2003, Vol. 34, Issue 2, p.25

Laura Richard Janku.  “Sewn Together,” Catalogue essay, Gregory Lind Gallery, 2003

Crump, Anne.  “For Art’s Sake,” Ex Files, San Francisco Examiner, August 21, 2001

 

AWARDS and HONORS

Visiting Artist, Mt. Holyoke College, South Haley, MA, 2016

Kala Fellowship Award, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2011

Nominated for the Painters and Sculptors Grant, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2009

Visiting Artist, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2008

Visiting Artist, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2007

Juror, Annual Art Exhibition, St. Francis Catholic High School, Sacramento, CA, 2006

Visiting Artist, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2006

Visiting Artist, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 2006

Visiting Artist, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2006

Nominated for the SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2006

Visiting Artist, University of California, Davis, 2005

Visiting Artist, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Visiting Artist, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2005

Visiting Artist, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2004

Visiting Artist, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2003

Jay DeFeo Prize, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2002

Graduate Research Grant, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2002

Visiting Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, 2002

Visiting Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, 2001

Trefethen Fellowship for Merit, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2001

Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA, 2001

Nominated to the Dedalus Foundation Masters of FIne Arts Fellowship, 2001