CURRICULUM VITAE


Education

2005  Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Davis
1995  Bachelor of Fine Arts, California State University, Long Beach

 

Grants/Fellowships/Awards

2011  Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Artist-in-Residency, Omaha, Nebraska, Spring 2012

2005  Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York City, New York. Master of Fine Arts Fellowship

2004  University of California, Davis. Humanities Department Research Fellowship
University of California, Davis. Robert Arneson Research Fellowship
University of California, Davis. Graduate Fellowship
University of California, Davis. Nomination: Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship

2003  University of California, Davis. Graduate Fellowship

 

Solo Exhibitions

2011  Art MRKT San Francisco, via Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
Mount Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California

2009  No Names, David Salow Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2008  As Is, Block, Sacramento, California

2004  Us versus Them, Figurative Gallery, La Quinta, California

2003  the nature of things, Gallery FA2, Long Beach, California

2002  Alone, Not Lonely, Gallery FA2, Long Beach, California

2001  The Work of Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1999  Recent Work, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

1998  New Work, Shaw/Guido, Pontiac, Michigan

1996  “831-8000”; Recent Work, Show’N’Tell, San Francisco, California

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010  Torrance Art Museum, California: B13
Pasadena Armory for the Arts, California: Stitches

2009  San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California: Repurpose
De Saissett Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California: Natural Blunders

2008  Verge Projects, Sacramento, California: Circus

2007  San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California: Next/New

2006  Arts Benicia, Benicia California: What Comes Around.
Kohler Company Space, Kohler, Wisconsin: Arts/Industry Selections.
Irvine Cultural Arts Center, Irvine, California: Collaborations.
Pewabic Gallery, Detroit, Michigan: Tooth and Claw.  
CUE Art Foundation, New York City, New York: Joan Mitchell Foundation 2005 Recipient Exhibition
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California: Momentum.
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California: Close Calls: 2006. 
di Rosa Preserve, Napa, California: MFA Selections.

2005  Arts Benicia, Benicia, California: Cream
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis: MFA 2005 Thesis Exhibition
Boy Scout Cabin, Davis, California: F.C.M.A.U.D.

2004  B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, California: Art Bowl IV
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Next Generation
Tsao Gallery, Davis, California. Us vs. Them
Tsao Gallery, Davis, California. Against the Wall
Basement Gallery, University of California, Davis. Kicked

2003  Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California. Artist’s Toys/Art That Works

2002  Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, California, Blue. Invitational

2001  John Elder Gallery, New York City, New York, Not Your Momma’s Dolls

 

Academic Appointments

2006 - present Sierra College, Rocklin, California
Instructor, Drawing, Ceramic Sculpture

2007 University of California, Davis
Adjunct Professor Figure Sculpture

2006 University of California, Davis
Adjunct Professor, Advanced Ceramic Sculpture, Spring

2003 - 2005 University of California, Davis
Associate Instructor / Instructor of Record, Fall 2003 - Summer 2005

2001 - 2003 California State University, Long Beach
Lecturer, Ceramics Sculpture Spring 2001 – Spring 2003

2003 Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California
Adjunct Professor

 

Commissions

2001  Coyote Creek Golf Course, San Jose, California. The Weir/Tracking Pool, Tile Commission. In collaboration with Casey O’Connor & Michael Davis

1998  Sculpture Commission. Commission completed at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin

 

Residencies

1998  The John Michael Kohler Art Center’s Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Company,
Kohler, Wisconsin. June-August 1998.

1997  The John Michael Kohler Art Center’s Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Company,
Kohler, Wisconsin. October-December 1997.

 

Visiting Artist Lectures / Panel Discussions

2009  California State University, San Jose

2006  Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
University of Southern California, Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California
California State University, Long Beach
diRosa Preserve, Napa, California, Panel Discussion

2005  Arts Benicia, Benicia, California. Artists Roundtable Discussion with
San Francisco Chronicle’s Kenneth Baker

2002  Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California
Mark Taper Center/Inner-City Arts, Los Angeles, California

2000  Mark Taper Center/Inner-City Arts, Los Angeles, California

1999  Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

 

Bibliography

2009  ArtForum, February 27, 2009. Reproduction and review. Micol Hebron. Critics Picks, Los Angeles, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, David Salow Gallery.
Artweek, April 2009, Volume 40, Issue 3, pgs. 18-19. Reproduction and review. Mickey Stanley.Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor: ‘No Names’ at David Salow Gallery.
Artillery, March/April 2009, Volume 3, Issue 4, Reproduction and review, Mary Anna Pomonis,Rapid Fire Reviews Los Angeles, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, David Salow Gallery
Beautiful/Decay, July 2009, Issue1. Reproductions. Feature article and interview with Colleen Asper, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.
Daily Serving,
February 9, 2009. Reproduction and review http://www.dailyserving.com/2009/02/elisabeth_higgins_oconnor_1.php Edy Pickens, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor
L.A.Weekly, February 12, 2009. Reproduction and review. Christopher Miles, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor at David Salow Gallery
THE Magazine,
April, 2009. Cover image and review, Jacki Apple, Review, ‘No Names’.

2005 - 2006  Gregory Amenoff, Joan Mitchell Foundation 2004 and 2005 MFA Grant Recipients, Catalogue Essay. April 2006.
Artweek, March 2006. Colin Berry, ‘MFA Selections’ at the di Rosa Preserve
Artweek
, Volume 36, Issue 8, pgs 13-14, October 2005. Reproduction. Colin Berry, ‘Cream: From the Top’ at Arts Benicia.

 

Public/Corporate Collections

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Kohler Company’s Arts/Industry Collection, Kohler, Wisconsin

 

Private Collections

Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Evanston, Illinois
Doctors Igal & Diane Silber, Laguna Beach, California
Michael Rosenthal, San Francisco, California
Gloria & Sonny Kamm, Northridge, California
Ruth Kohler, Kohler, Wisconsin
Jo Lauria, Los Angeles, California
Daniel First, Los Angeles, California
Adele Binder, Los Angeles, California

 

Representation

Charlie James Gallery
975 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213. 687. 0844
www.cjamesgallery.com