Guy Overfelt

Installation view, "#BLACKLIGHT", 2012







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Guy Overfelt

Guy Overfelt’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including the Oakland Museum of California; Guangzhou Triennial, China; St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada; The Havana Biennial, Cuba; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York; Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, and White Columns, New York City. His work has been acquired by the Berkeley Museum Collection and the JPMorgan Chase Collection, as well as private collections. His work has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications, including the New Yorker, The New York Times, Art Net, Art Papers, Index Magazine, Paper Magazine, Time Out, Kobe Japan, Time Out, New York, Boing Boing, SF Guardian, Surface Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as other publications and catalogs. His work was featured in the documentary film ‘Burning Rubber’ which recently aired on Bravo. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1994 and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1996. He lives and works in San Francisco and Bolinas, California.


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Invisible Relic, Park Life Gallery, SF, CA
*Assed Out and the Mini Dramas, Queens Nails Projects, SF, CA (with Andrew McClintock)
*Blacklight, Ever Gold Gallery, SF, CA (October)

*Ever Wash, Ever Gold Gallery, SF, CA
Living as Form, Creative Time, NY, NY
Radical Light: That Little Red Dot, Artists’ Television Access, SF, CA
(presented by SF Cinemathque and Berkley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive)
Who Dares Wins, Butcher’s Daughter Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI (curator: Monica Bowman)
Spread – Conceptualism Then and Now, SOMArts Gallery, SF, CA
“Water McBeer”, Ever Gold Gallery, SF, CA

No Vacancy, Butcher’s Daughter Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI (curator: Valaire Van Slyck)
*Freebird, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Auto-Manic: Car as Image and Icon, The LAB, SF, CA (curator: Peter Foucault) (date TBD)

A THIN SLICE, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, SF, CA
Warhol Revisted, De Young Museum + OFF Space, Oakland, CA
Cantocore: FOB, Mission 17, SF, CA
Winterfest Art, SF Bike Coalition Art Auction, SF, CA

*Highway To Hell, Garage Biennale, SF, CA
Cantocore, Ping Pong Space, Guangzhou Triennial, China
100 Performances for the Hole, Garage Biennale, SF, CA
This Is Not An Auction / This Is A Terrarium, Queens Nails Annex, SF, CA

For The Duration, spare room project, SF, CA
Burning Rubber, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (ex. cat.)
group show, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (ex. cat.)
QNA Royale, Queens Nails Annex, SF, CA
Winterfest Art, SF Bike Coalition Art Auction, SF, CA
Facts and Figures, Amsterdam, Netherlands (ex. cat.)

Winterfest Art, SF Bike Coalition Art Auction, SF, CA
Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL (via linc art)
Impressive Nature, 1015 folsom, SF, CA

For the Better and for the Worst, New Langton Arts, SF, CA
Video-intervencion Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba
SFAI Lecture Series, SF, CA
CCA Lecture, SF, CA

*Nova G.O., Linc Art, SF, CA (with Nils Nova)
Performance Anxiety, Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Minifesto, Kunstpanorama, Luzern (curator: Stephan Wittmer)
Dots and Stripes, Linc Art, SF, CA
Roadside, Mighty, SF, CA (curator: Linc Art Projects)
Muestra de Video, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

PYRO, evo gallery, Santa Fe, NM
American Dream: A Survey, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, NY
150 ARTISTS MAKE 150 T-SHIRTS, Silverstein Gallery, NY, NY
Super You, Silverstein Gallery, NY, NY (curator: Fashion Institute of Technology)

*PowerSlave, eyelevel gallery, Halifax, N.S., Canada
*One-Liner, Linc Art, SF, CA

*Bongzilla, Detour 888 Gallery, SF, CA (curated series Prime Time / Tony Labat)
*Sons of Liberty Tour, Charas/ El Bohio, NY, NY (with Sabbra Cadabra / worlds greatest Black Sabbath tribute band)
Action Jackson, Silverstein Gallery, NY, NY (curator: David Hunt)
Purloined, Artists Space, NY, NY (curator: Christine Y. Kim)
Marked, Hunter College, NY, NY (curator: Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson) (ex. cat.)
Marked, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, CA (curator: Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson)
reMix, I-space, Chicago Gallery of the Univ. of Ill at Urbana-Champaign (curator: Kevin Kaempf and Lora Lode)

*Cruzen USA, Jack Hanley Gallery, SF, CA
*Deluxe, Refusalon Gallery, SF, CA (with Tony Labat and Mads Lynnerup)
Destroy, First Vienna Austrotel Contemporary Art Fair, Vienna, Austria
Wine, Women and Wheels, White Columns, NY, NY (curator: Paul Ha)
Ride Free, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY, NY
San Francisco International Art Exposition 2000, SF, CA
Liste 2000: The Young Art Fair in Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Achieving Failure: Gym Culture 2000, Thread Waxing Space, NY, NY (curator: Bill Arning) (ex. cat.)

*Game Over, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY, NY
Fuck You Too Heros, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
*Free Beer, Refusalon Gallery, SF, CA
Basel Art Fair, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (curator: Daniella Salvioni)
group show, White Columns, NY, NY
STHLM Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Domesticated, Refusalon Gallery, SF (w. Matmos, T. Labat & Anna Novakov)

*SBMA, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY, NY (with Kara Hammond)
*Burn-Out Trial, San Francisco Hall of Justice, SF, CA
*Why a Mullet Won’t Slow Me Down, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Fuck You Heros, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
The World #54, The Poetry Project, Taser Project, Summer (repro).
Basel Art Fair, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (curator: Daniella Salvioni)
Open Container, Refusalon Gallery, SF, CA (curator: David Hunt)
Pets, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY, NY
group show, Video Pole, Winnepeg, Canada
group show, Club Zonne Gallery, Kobe, Japan
group show, Artist Television Access, SF, CA
group show, 2nd Space Gallery, SF, CA
group show, Yale University, New Haven, CN
group show, Frankfurt Messe, Frankfurt, Germany
Annual Benefit and Silent Auction, White Columns, NY, NY
group show, Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany

*Four Real Walls, Four Walls Gallery, SF, CA
*Project Evidence, White Columns, White Room, NY, NY
group show, White Columns, NY, NY
Whatever, Southern Exposure, SF, CA (ex. cat.)
group show, Art Santa Fe, New Mexico

work/ space, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
Nothing Matters, Refusalon Gallery, SF, CA (ex. cat.)
ACME Custom, Acme Gallery, SF, CA
group show, University Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (curator: Dave Hickey)

group show, Walter /McBean Gallery, SF, CA
group show, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA (curator: Sandra Phillips)
Bay Area Surveillance, HotWired Retina Gallery / Wired Magazine
Tech Bash, Blasthaus Gallery, SF, CA
Bodies in Space, Studio 10, SF, CA (curator: Doug Hall/ Sam Cucher)
Intersection For The Arts, SF, CA (curator: Sandra Phillips)
Walter /McBean Gallery, SF, CA

group show, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (curator: Margot Kernan)
Re:Drawing, Southern Exposure, SF, CA (curator: Anne Ayres)
group show, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD (curator: Alice Yang)
group show, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD (curator: Aimee Morgana)
Voices From The East, Intermedia Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI


2012 SECA AWARD (nomination list), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2005 Finalist, Creative Capital Foundation Project Grant, New York
2002 Whitney Biennial (nomination list), New York
2001 Artadia Grant, New York
1999 ArtPace (nomination list), San Antonio, Texas
1998 SECA AWARD (nomination list), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1996 Chauncy McKeever Award, San Francisco, California

M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, CA
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, MD



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