RésumÉ

© 2010 Victoria May
vic in studio
Education

2001

MFA, San Jose State University

1989

BA in Design, cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles

solo and two-person shows

2014

2013

2012

2010

2008

2004

  • Envisioning White, Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz
  • Figment of the Machination, Art Building, Santa Clara University
  • Periphery of Experience, Smith Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz

2001

  • Shaping Memory Shaping Us, Creative Arts Center Gallery, Sunnyvale
selected group shows

2014

  • Soft Muscle, curated by Adrienne Heloise, Root Division, San Francisco

    2013

    • Installations, Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco
    • Milestones: Textiles of Transition, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles; curated by Deborah Corsini
    • Innovations in Contemporary Craft, curated by Monica Moses, Editor in Chief of American Craft Magazine, Richmond Art Center

      2012

      2011

      • Chain Letter, curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
      • Yuma Art Symposium, Yuma, AZ
      • unCommon Threads curated by Susanna Meiers, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance

      2010

      • Modified, curated by Nancy Sevier, Art Ark, San Jose
      • Cielo/Sky curated by Shelby Graham, Sala de exposiciones del Parque García Sanabria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands and Porter Faculty Gallery, UCSC, Santa Cruz
      • Depth of Surface curated by Victor De La Rosa, San Francisco State University
      • By a thread curated by Cathy Kimball, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
      • Book as Medium curated by Felicia Rice and Shelby Graham, Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz
      • Corporealities: Bodies in Question, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

      2009

      • In Stitches, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody; Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY
      • Fashion Art exhibition; Michaelangelo Gallery, Santa Cruz
      • High-rise Project; Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco
      • In this house that I call home; Pajaro Valley Art Gallery, Watsonville

      2008

      • The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces; curated by Jennifer Heath, traveling through 2012
      • Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century, The Center for Book Arts, New York
      • Ying: Inspired by the Art and History of China, Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz
      • Oscillations, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos

      2007

      • Cutting Edge Books, California State University East Bay, Hayward
      • Figuratively Speaking, Heritage Bank, San Jose
      • Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin

      2006

      • American Seven, Works Gallery, San Jose
      • X-Libris: SFCB's 10th-Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco Center for the Book
      • By the Hand, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek
      • Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco
      • Hair Raising, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art
      • Bookworks: PCBA Members' exhibition, San Francisco Public Library

      2005

      • Collage/Assemblage, Art Object Gallery, San Jose
      • Black, White and Read, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos
      • Material Moments, Gualala Art Center, CA

      2003

      • Monotype Marathon XI, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art
      • XOXOX, San Francisco Center for the Book

      2002

      • Fabricated, IDEA, Austin TX
      • Seventh Sense Fashion Show, Santa Cruz
      • Relevant Structure, San Francisco Center for the Book
      • Monotype Marathon VIII, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art
      • Exemplary Contemporary (awarded First Prize) Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz

      2001

      • Personae, Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro
      • Challenging Complacency, Monterey Peninsula College
      • This is not a Book, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art

      2000

      • Annual 3-D Competition, San Jose Art League
      • What is Reading?, San Francisco Center for the Book
      • 32nd Annual Textile Exhibit (awarded Best of Show), Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont

      1999

      • Seventh Sense Fashion Show, Santa Cruz
      • Natural Selection, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery
      • Women in the Visual Arts, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
selected bibliography

2013

2011

2009

  • KQED's Spark, May 13, featured on public television weekly arts show

2008

  • San Francisco Chronicle, September 28, “Art worth getting a bead on”
    by Kenneth Baker
  • Artshift San Jose, August 22, review of solo show by Hanna Hannah

2006

  • By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art edited by Joseph Magliaro and Shu Hung, Princeton Architectural Press
  • Metro Silicon Valley, February 1-7, "Threads of Memory" by Michael S. Gant
  • San Jose Mercury News, February 5, "The Artists' Trail along South First" by Jack Fisher
  • San Francisco Chronicle, January 15, "Tressed Out; Art off the top of our heads" by Anastasia Hendrix

2005

  • Fiberarts Magazine, Jan/Feb issue, "Hats: the Pinnacle of Wearable Art," by Sunita Patterson. Additional images featured on website: fiberarts.com

2001

  • San Jose Mercury News, April 8; "Books that are not Books," by Jack Fisher
  • Artweek, March; 'This is not a Book,' by Berin Golonu
  • Metro Santa Cruz, March 28; "Fictitious Identities" by Christina Waters
honors/misc.

2010

  • Recipient of Rydell Fellowship

2007

  • Nominated for Eureka Fellowship

2006

2005

  • Nominated for SECA Award
  • Nominated for Rydell Fellowship
  • Invitational Print Edition for Works, San Jose

2004

  • Nominated for Eureka Fellowship
Gallery Representation