BIO

Alexandra Wiesenfeld

(b. Munich, Germany)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Alexandra Wiesenfeld is a German-born, Los Angeles based artist who has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe, at venues including Klowden Mann, Happy Lion, Angles Gallery, American Jewish University, and the Eagle Rock Cultural Center in Los Angeles, The Irvine Fine Arts Center and the Torrance Art Museum in California, the Dactyl Foundation in New York, the Roswell Museum of Art in New Mexico, the Missoula Museum of Art in Montana, Anton Gallery in Washington, DC, HilbertRaum in Berlin, Kunst Karlshütte and Landshut in Germany, and art fairs in San Francisco, Miami, Dallas, and London. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally.

 

Education

1995 MFA, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
1990 BFA, Pomona College, Claremont, California

Solo Exhibitions

2017 o, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2015 when i when if when lie when life (Xavier Villaurrutia), Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2014 Strip Paintings, curated by John Huck, Alias East, Los Angeles, California
2013 A Love Uneven, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2011 OCCASIONAL BEAST, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2009 Man Made, Happy Lion, Los Angeles, California
2007 Paintings, Happy Lion, Los Angeles, California
2003 Recent Paintings, Gallery 4016, Los Angeles, California
Yodl-Yos, Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California (two-person exhibition)
2001 Going Turtle, Roswell Museum of Art, New Mexico
Plushland, German Consulate, Los Angeles, California
2000 The Look of Love, Dactyl, New York, New York
Flop Transition, Dirt Gallery, Hollywood, California (two-person exhibition)
1999 Family Portraits, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California
1998 Clandestine Rites of Passage, Missoula Museum of Art, Montana
1997 Adulteress, Dactyl Foundation, Turkish NYC, New York, New York
The Madness of Queen M, University of Missoula, Gallery, Montana

Group Exhibitions

2017 Conversations, Platt and Bornstein Galleries, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, California
2016 MEGAFAUNA: Endangered in Africa, Weingart Galleries, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
all is near and can’t be touched, HilbertRaum, Berlin
2015 Oasis, Sturt Haaga Gallery, La Cañada Flintridge, California
2014 Thanks for the Mammaries, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, California
Dallas Art Fair, Klowden Mann Dallas, Texas
Fictions, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2013 ArtPadSF, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), San Francisco, California
2012 Nothing Comes Straight out of the Ground, curated by Rebecca Niederlander, Andi Campogne Projects, Pomona, California
Art Platform, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Los Angeles, California
Hyperbole, XVY, Los Angeles, California
ARTMRKT SF, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), San Francisco, California
Obscured Lines, Valley College, Los Angeles, California
3 Perspectives, curated by Scott Canty, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California
Portrait and Still Life, curated by Carl Berg, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California
Landscape and Architecture, curated by Carl Berg, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California
2011 Follow the Physical: from the Paper File, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2010 Monster Drawing Rally, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
Contemporary Impressionism, LA Arthouse, Los Angeles, California
Ruins, Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
Nord Art 2010, Kunst Karlshütte, Bremen, Germany
Self Portraiture Today, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
Sizeable, Fluxus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Small Works, The Attic, Laos Angeles, California
2008 Zoo Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
Portrait in Phase, Brand Library Art Galleries, Los Angeles, California
East of Eden, Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, California
Art LA 2008, Santa Monica, California
Zoo Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
Scope, Miami, Florida
Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, New Mexico
2006 Hollywood Apocalypse, Black Maria, Los Angeles, California
2005 The Great Outdoors, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2004 Uncensored Gifts, San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, California
Licht, Leben, Liebe, Rathaus, Landshut, Germany
2003 Examination of the Self, Copeland Gallery, Traveling Print Show
The best album covers that never were, Traveling Show, Santa Monica, California
2001 Cartoons, Dolls and Childrens’ Stories, Delta Axis, Memphis, Tennessee
Into the Night, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Defining Ourselves, Pico Rivera Center for the Arts, Pico Rivera, California
2000 Applauding Revolutionary Talent, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, California
Hokie-Pokie Show, Dirt Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Post Industrial Barn Yard Show, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1998 3 Solo Shows, Chico Art Center, Chico, California
Dactyl Foundation, New York, New York
Water, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC
1997 My Favourite Femmes, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Pulp Friction, Galleria Mesa, Mesa, California
Le Petit National, Alder Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
1996 Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, Montana
Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1995 Equinox, Paris Gibson Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana
1990 DA Gallery, Pomona, California

Awards

2005 New American Paintings, Pacific Coast December Issue
2000 National Endowment for the Arts along with grant and residency at Roswell Foundation for the Arts, New Mexico
1996 Montana Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship
1993 President’s Prize, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
1990 Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude, Pomona College, California
M. Gilbert Award, Pomona College, California
1987 Flintridge Grant, Beaver Prize, Women’s President Prize, Pomona College

Bibliography

2017 Bahadur, Tulika, “In a State of Constant Introspective Flux: “Man-Made” by Alexandra Wiesenfeld,” On Art and Aesthetics, September 1.
Alexandra Wiesenfeld’s ‘o’ at Klowden Mann, Los Angeles,” Blouin ArtInfo, May 30.
Nimptsch, Emily, “Alexandra Wiesenfeld at Klowden Mann,” alphasixty, May 16.
Featured Artist,” Los Angeles Review of Books, May.
2016 Nys Dambrot, Shana, “TOP 10 2015: LOS ANGELES,” art ltd., January.
2015 Caldwell, Ellen, “Toxic Skies and Heavenly Light: Alexandra Wiesenfeld at Klowden Mann,” New American Paintings, June 1.
Russell, Christopher, “Alexandra Wiesenfeld,” (catalogue essay), April.
2014 Follow Friday: The Dallas Art Fair Edition,” Artsy Editorial, April.
2011 Harp, Grady, “Palimpsest and the art of Alexandra Wiesenfeld,” Poets and Artists, July.
Harnish, Tracey, “Alexandra Wiesenfeld,” LA Art Diary, April.
Waldorf, Emily, “Occasional Beast: Alexandra Wiesenfeld at Gallery KM,” ArtsEtoile, April.
2009 Schlosser, Julia, “Review: Portrait in Phase,” THE Magazine, January.
2007 “Licht, Leben, Liebe,” Art World Magazine issue 2, December, p.132.
London United Kingdom, Catalogue, Rathaus, Landshut, Germany.
“Not to be missed,” The Downtown News, February.
2003 Israel, Nico, “Conspiracies,” Catalogue essay for Eagle Rock Center for the Arts.
2001 Hall, David, “U Undermined  It,” The Memphis Flyer, August 16.
Elliott, Debra, “Pick of the Week,” The Commercial Appeal, August 19.
1998 Gerrit, Henry, “Every Painting You Do, No Matter What, Is Always a Self-Portrait,” Zingmagazine, Fall, p.246-247.
Crossroads Magazine, Vol I, issue 2, p. 34-36.

Selected Collections

Robert Richardson, Los Angeles, California
Scott Cresto, New York, New York
Alicen Schneider, Los Angeles California
Alexandra Patsavas
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Montgomery Art Gallery, Claremont, California
Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, New Mexico
Allison Amon, Los Angeles, California
Karl Benjamin, Claremont, California
Anne Kuljian, Atlanta, Georgia
Peter and Lorraine Care, Los Angeles, California
Jenny and Jim Krusoe, Los Angeles, California
Alexandra Patsavas, Los Angeles, California
Eckehardt Sauer, Landshut, Germany
Guy and Karen Vidal, Los Angeles, California
Monona Wali, Los Angeles, California
Cyndi Hubach, Los Angeles, California
Peter and Ulli Buchenrieder, Munich, Germany

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