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Klea McKenna

Klea McKenna Biography

Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

Klea McKenna Education

2009

MFA, California College of the Arts, CA

2002

BA, University of California Santa Cruz, CA

1999-2000

University of California Los Angeles, CA

1999

Florence Art Institute, Florence, Italy

Klea McKenna Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016

Automatic Earth, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014

No Light Unbroken, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Archipelago, Smith Anderson North, San Rafael, CA

Volcano Watchers, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

2011

Dark Star, site specific installation at Theatre Artaud, San Francisco, CA

2010

Takashi Horisaki and Klea McKenna, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY

Slow Burn, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2008

Give me a sign, Café Royale Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004

Or So She Said, Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Klea McKenna Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Low Fidelity: The Action of Light, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

2016

Accumulations: 5,000 Years of Objects, Fictions and Conversations, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

California and the West, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Photogram, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (*Photogram is an updated title that replaces “Photo Summer”)

The Alchemist, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

EUQINOMprojects, San Francisco, CA

2015

Photo Summer, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2015

Femme Papel, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time, and Beauty, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2014

Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

Ambitious, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Lay of the Land, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Local Treasures, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

Irrevocable Mark, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

The Possible, Participating as IN THE MAKE, Berkeley Art Museum, CA

2013

California Dreaming, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

Unseen, CULT, San Francisco, CA

UNIQUE, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

Staking Claim: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Tracing Light, Eugean Gallery, Seoul, Korea

The Archiac Revival, Zic Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

One-of-a-Kind, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Cover to Cover, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

2012

Surface Tension, Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock NY

Tracing Light, Datz Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Remainder, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

House Beautiful, Site specific exhibition in a suburban home in LA

Imagined Memory, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

X Libris, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2011

Science of Sight, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

California Continued, Smith Anderson North, San Rafael, CA

Dawn till Dusk, Jen Beckman Gallery, New York, NY

Exhibition of the recipients of PDN Magazine's Curator Award, Milk Gallery, NY

Echoes of the Sublime, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010

Foto Obscura, Heart, San Francisco, CA

Peripheral Vision, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

There's a way in which…, Playspace, San Francisco, CA

Cream, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin County, CA

Roll Call, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

2009

ProArts Annual, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA

Counterpoint, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Home is something I carry with me, San Francisco, CA

Liberating Landscape, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Fresh Young Things, Jay Jay Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Ersatz, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Conversations, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, NY

2008

Code Switchers, The LAB, San Francisco, CA

Between Memory and Invention, PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007

California as Paradox, Fort Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Never Seen, Oliver Arts Center, Oakland, CA

2006

Group Show, Humble Arts Foundation, NY

Cruzando, FiftyCrows Gallery, San Francisco, CA

RaiseUp, ADM Project Gallery, Hollywood, CA

RaiseUp, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

2004

Adobe Books Fine Art Auction, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA

2002

The Bed You Sleep In, Pergolesi Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

Exceptions to the Rule, Stevenson Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

Clover House, UCLA Experimental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Klea McKenna Residencies, Lectures, and Awards

2013

Artist Residency, Chalk Hill Artist Residency, CA

Visiting artist talk, Mills College Photography Department, Oakland, CA

2012 Artist in Residence, The Oxbow School, Napa, CA

SECA Award Nominee

2011

Visiting Artist Lecture, The Oxbow School, Napa, CA

Recipient of PDN Magazine's The Curator Award

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California Santa Cruz, CA

2010

Artist in Residence, RAYKO Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Recipient of HHS's Curator's Choice Award

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California Santa Cruz, CA

2009

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California Santa Cruz, CA

2008

Emerging Artist Lecture, Photo Alliance / Aperture West

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California Santa Cruz, CA

2007

Gordon Foundation Grant

CCA Scholarship Award

Klea McKenna Bibliography

2017

Kraft, Coralie. “The Photographer’s Touch: Photograms and Alchemy.” Lensculture. (April 2017).

Jennifer, Noémie. “These Poetic Photograms Were Made in Total Darkness in Nature.” Creators. (April 4, 2017).

2016

Ollman, Leah. “Review: What to see in L.A. galleries: Hot-button greeting cards, mesmerizing photograms.” Los Angeles Times (November 28, 2016).

Miranda, Carolina A. “Datebook: An anniversary show, works by a key Bay Area artist, paintings that touch on ideas of home.” Los Angeles Times. (November 3, 2016).

Syrmakezi, Marina. “Klea McKenna, a Slice of Time and Space.” Gold Circle. (November 5, 2015).

Moffat, Amy. “Klea McKenna’s photograms. A new way of reading the universe.” Junko Journal. (November 2016).

Beil, Kim. “Of Many Minds,” ARTFORUM. (September 7, 2016).

Hughes, Holly Stewart. “Photograph’s New Dimension.” Photo District News (Cover). (August 2016).

2015

Strecker, Alexander. “Contact: Direct Reflections of Landscape.” Lensculture. (October 2015).

Tedford, Matthew Harrison. “Artists Inspire Awe with ‘Space, Time, and Beauty’ at CJM.” KQED Arts. (June 19, 2015).

Baker, Kenneth. “’Night Begins the Day’ thrills but falls short at Jewish Museum.” SFGate (July 10, 2015).

Kaufman, Vanessa. “Review: Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time, and Beauty.” Art Practical (July 16, 2015).

2014

Zellen, Jody and Michael Shaw. “Continuing and Recommended.” ArtScene (October 2014). 

Hirsch, Caroline. “Klea McKenna’s Series of Photos Created by Nature.” The New York Times Style Magazine (September 11, 2014).

Lin, Tao. “’The Butterfly Hunter’ by Klea McKenna.” VICE (September 9, 2014).

 

2013

Friberg, Aimee. "Fieldwork: Fine Arts in South Kona." Tiny Atlas Quarterly (Solstice 2013).

Crossan, Rob. "Klea McKenna." House (Autumn 2013): 16-17.

The Buenos Aires Review (November 19, 2013).

"Artist Feature." Moholy Ground Magazine, Issue 5 (2013).

Aletti, Vince. "UNIQUE." The New Yorker (July 8, 2013.)

"Unique at Von Lintel." DLK Collection (June 28, 2013).

"Unique: A Group Show of Non-Editioned Photography Opens at Von Lintel Gallery." ArtDaily (May 30, 2013).

Wolff, Amy. "Photo of the Day: Unique Exhibition." PDN (May 29, 2013).

"Unique Exhibition." Photo District News (May 29, 2013).

"Unique." Wall Street International (May 24, 3013).

"Raw File." Wired (2013).

"Artist Interview." In The Make (February 2013)

2012

Haider, Faheem. "Review of Surface Tension." Chronogram (2012).

Schwartz, Chip. "Review of Remainder." Knight Arts (2012).

Esquire (2012). (Images accompanying article on unmanned drones)

Gitz Arts Journal (October 2012). (Artist interview and portfolio)

2011

Nataraj, Nirmala. "Review of Dark Star." San Francisco Chronicle (2012).

PDN Magazine, featured portfolio of the recipients of The Curator award (2012).

Juarez, Kristen. "Echoes of the Sublime review." Burn Away (2011).

Cullum, Jerry. "Echoes of the Sublime review." Art Critic ATL (2011).

Feaster, Felicia. "Echoes of the Sublime review." CL Atlanta (2011).

Carmen Winant. "California Continued review." KQED Arts (2011).

Christina Wiles. "California Continued review." Art Practical (2011).

2010

Baker, Kenneth. "Peripheral Vision review." San Francisco Chronicle (2010).

Tilgham, Parker. "Peripheral Vision review." ArtSlant (2010).

"Counterpoint review." Art News (March 2010).

2009

Spor, Gareth. Taide & Design (Winter 2009).

Helfand, Glen. "Spotlight." B&W Magazine (October 2009).

"Interview with the artist." Nymphoto (May 2009).

2008

Davis, Erik. "The Butterfly Hunter." Boing Boing (December 2008).

The Butterfly Hunter . Limited Edition Artist Book (2008).

"Peoples of the World." National Geographic (2008).

Common Possibilities (April 2008).

Mirage, issue #13 (2008). (Interview with the artist)

2007

CARP Magazine (May 2007).

2006

SHOTS, issue 93 (September 2006).

RaiseUp, vol. 2 (2006). (An annual publication of international emerging artists)

SUNNY 16 Magazine, issue #4 (2006).

POLOGY Magazine (January 2006).

Klea McKenna Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA

Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection

Permanent Collection of the US Embassy, Republic of Suriname, Art in Embassies, US Department of State

 

 

 

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