Artist CV

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Solo Exhibitions

2016 "Rivers" Paul Mahder Gallery, in Collaboration with Josh Coolidge

2015 "Measured Intention", Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA

2014 "Self Illuminated" Alter Space, San Francisco, CA

2012 "ABAAB" Alter Space, San Francisco, CA

2011 "Magic Lantern, Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA

2009 "New Work" Red Cake Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2009 “Petrified Forest” Ampersand Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005 “Ambient Evaporate” Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 "Ambient" Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 “Christina La Sala New Work" The Lab, San Francisco, CA

2003 "Art Slam" Mezzanine Space, San Francisco, CA

2003 "New Work" Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001 “Christina La Sala at Rostrum” Rostrum Gallery, Malmo, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 “Materials Hard and Soft” Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Greater Denton, TX 

2016 “Harmonograph” Maker Faire, San Mateo CA in collaboration with Seth Augustine

2015 “Artmobile: Structures and Stories” Traveling Book Show, Bucks County, PA

2015 “Harmonographic Experimentation” AICAD Symposium, S.F. CA, in collaboration with Seth Augustine

2014 “the Cradle Project” Alter Space, San Francisco, CA 

2013 "Green Machines" in Collaboration with Kevin Kreuger and Josh Coolidge, Chabot Space Center, Oakland CA

2008 “Home Ec” Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2006 “Home Ec” Michelle O’Connor Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 “On Making” Oliver Art Center, CCA, Oakland, CA

2003 "For Example" Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003 “Three Artists" Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003 “Fear” in collaboration with Ray Davis, Art Commission Gallery, S.F. CA

2003 "Letterform, Text and Image" in collaboration with Steven Elliott, Edith Feldenheimer Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR

2002 “Speak" Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

2000 “Rock, Scissors, Paper” Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Theater, Performance and Film

2013 Production Design "The World of Tomorrow" in collaboration with Kevin Kreuger and Josh Coolidge, Chabot Space Center, Oakland, CA 

2007 Producer, Strip Tease Auction, The LAB, San Francisco, CA

2006 Specialty Props, Love Play, Theatre First, Oakland, CA

2006 Producer, Strip Tease Auction, The LAB, San Francisco, CA

2006 Specialty props, Diamond Daggers Burlesque, San Francisco, CA

2005 Set Design, “Making Noise Quietly” Theatre First, Oakland, CA

2005 Set Design, “Fronteras Americanas” Theatre First, Oakland, CA

2004 Set Design, “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” Theatre First, Oakland, CA

2004 Set Design, "Mooi St. Moves" Theatre First, Berkeley, CA

2002 Production Design, “Win Each Way” a film by Jeffrey French, San Rafael, CA

2001 Set Design “Uncle Vanya” Subterranean Shakespeare Theatre, Berkley, CA

2000 Production Design “Shop Talk” a film by Michael Garrigues S.F. CA

2000 Production Design and Special effects make-up, Frolic", A film by Jennifer Kanter, San Francisco CA

1997 Environmental set design, "Fingered" Smart Mouth Theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1997 Properties, "Phaedre's Love" Smart Mouth Theatre, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco CA

1996 Specialty Props, "Tailings" Smart Mouth Theatre, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1992 Environmental set design "The Bacchae", Big Mess Theatre, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

1991 Set design "The Maids" Climax Theater, Philadelphia, PA

1991 Set design "Napoleon Pullapart" Big Mess Theater, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

1991 Sets and monster puppets  "Things in the Air", A film by John Serpentelli Philadelphia, PA

1990 Set and assistant costume design "The Monkey Boy of Thelzazar", Big Mess Theater, Kill Time Space, Philadelphia, PA

1989 Co-wrote, co-designed, and performed the role of Ariadne, "Neutral Maze" Momenta Art Alternatives, Philadelphia, PA

Museum and Related Work

2013 Board Member, Mediate, San Francisco, CA

2011-12 Advisory Board Mediate, San Francisco, CA

2009-2012 Advisory Board, the LAB, San Francisco, CA

2006-09 Board President, the LAB, San Francisco, CA

2005 Board Member/Programming Committee Chair, the LAB, San Francisco, CA

2004 Preparator, Visual Aid, San Francisco, CA

1998- Preparator and Conservator, Michos Collection, San Francisco, CA

1994-95 Preparator the Mexican Museum, San Francisco CA

1992 - Freelance Conservator and Restoration

1992-95 Preparator, Walter and McBean Gallery, The San Francisco Art Institute

1992 Preparator, The Borovsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1991-92 Artist Member and Guest Curator, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA 

Education

1994 M.F.A. New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1984 B.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

1983 Temple Abroad, Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, Rome, Italy

Collections and Awards

2016  Award of Excellence, Dave Bown Projects, 13th Semiannual Competition  curated by Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator, New Museum, New York; and Kelly Kivland, Associate Curator, Dia Art Foundation

2016  Artist in Residence, 3rd St Studios, San Francisco, CA

2016 "Rivers" Vertical water feature, Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg, CA

2014 "TEX28" Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg, CA

2013 "Green Machines" Commissioned Dioramas, Chabot Space Center, Oakland, CA

2012 Artist in Residence, ZKU Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin, Germany

2007 Artist in Residence, Elsewhere, Greensborough, NC

2004 “Ambient Evaporate”  Installation, Blue Room Gallery,

2003 “Invisible Book” in Collaboration with Steven Elliott, Reed College Library Rare Book Collection, Portland OR

1997 Artist in Residence, Center for Metamedia, Plasy, Czech Republic

1996 Artist in Residence, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausolito, CA