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Ethan Caflisch

About Ethan Caflisch

Ethan Caflisch is an Oakland based artist whose practice encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, art direction and design. Across all disciplines, his work explores the beauty of raw materials and is personified by bold linear and organic forms, interspersed by a graphic use of color. His arts education began at California College of the Arts, where he graduated with an Individualized Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Visual Studies Minor in 2015. His practice continues to evolve through constant exploration of color and materials, being featured in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the US.

STATEMENT

“My practice is a constant forward motion. I am solving the equation a(b) + b(a) = ab. The variables are time-based relations to material, process, and form.” - Ethan Caflisch

  

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2017, Needles and Pens Gallery, San Francisco, California

2017, Summer Show

2017, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, New York

2017, Mind Control with Nook Gallery at Alter Space, San Francisco, California

2017, We need to talk, Petzel Gallery, New York, New York

2016,  The Realreal, 79 Greene, New York, New York

2016, Alma Mater, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, California

2016Dia De Los Muertes, Esqueleto, Los Angeles, California

2016, Goop Mrkt, Frank Lloyd Wright’s V.C. Morris Gift Shop, San Francisco, California

2016, Making Our Mark, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

2016, 23 | 85 (with Jim Melchert), a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, California

2017, Show #1, Nook Gallery, Oakland, California

2017, Swimmer Streaker (Chris Sollars Performance) Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

2015, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California

2015, Written | Read Relations, Compound Gallery, Oakland, California

2015, Baccalaureate Exhibition, Center Gallery, San Francisco, California

2014, Louie Meager Art Gallery, Fremont, California

2014, Water Works, Center Gallery, San Francisco, California

2014, CCACA 26 Davis, California

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016, Making Our Mark

2016, Richmond Art Center

2016, Palpable Space John Held, JR. SFAQ

2016, Under the Radar ArtSlant Interntional

2016, Elysian Redux, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY Pink and Green, Eddy’s Room, New York, NY

2015, Locality and Global Discourses Catalog Cumhuriyet Museum, Istanbul, Turkey Center Gallery, San Francisco, California

2014, Material Volume 3, Oakland, California

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2017, Independent Residency. Los Altos Hills, California

2014, One Day Residency (Curated by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo) Guitar Shop Gallery, Oakland, California

2013, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI Coordinator of Visiting Artists for Painting and Drawing Area.

 

COMMISSIONS

2012-2014, James Rowland Shop, Berkeley, California

 

AWARDS

2015, The Third 2015 Showcase Juried Winner - Sculpture ArtSlant Worldwide

2015Clyde and Co. Art Award. Clyde and Co. San Francisco and Hang Art

2014, All College Honors, Ralls Painting Scholarship California College of the Arts

2012, Excellence in Student Leadership California College of the Arts

2011, Full-Merit, Fine Art Scholarship California College of the Arts