Artist Archive

  • Marc Barrite

    Bay Area native Marc Barrite created the DJ/production alias Dave Aju as a vehicle for his fresh and expressive take...

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  • Eleanor Antin

    Eleanor Antin, who works in photography, video, film, performance, and drawing, came to California in 1968 and was a professor...

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  • J.D. Beltran

    J.D. Beltran is a conceptual artist, filmmaker, and writer exploring the contexts, language, and scope of how one can portray...

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  • John Cage

    John Cage (born September 5, 1912, Los Angeles, California, U.S.—died August 12, 1992, New York, New York) was an American...

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  • Nancy Buchanan

    Nancy Buchanan’s thirty year art production focuses on themes of power and personal place. Chosen media is related to selected...

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  • Carole Caroompas

    A performance by Carole Caroompas titled “Bedroom Eyes” from her 1982 album and performance piece “Target Practice.” “Target Practice” was...

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  • Guy de Cointet

    Guy de Cointet (1934-1983) left France for the United States in 1965. He frequented Andy Warhol’s Factory in New York...

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  • Lowell Darling

    Lowell Darling is a conceptual artist whose work of the past forty years has included performance, video, correspondence art, and...

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  • Lynn Hershman

    Lynn Hershman Leeson works in photography, video, installation, interactive and net-based media. Secret Agents Private I, The Art and Films...

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  • Paul de Jong

    Born into a musical family, Paul de Jong began studying the cello seriously at the ripe age of five. He...

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  • Sandro Ðukić

    Sandro Ðukić was born and lives in Zagreb, Croatia. His works – spatial, architectonic and photographic installations and constructed films...

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  • Allen Ginsberg

    Allen Ginsberg, the visionary poet and founding father of the Beat generation inspired the American counterculture of the second half...

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  • Nan Hoover

    Nan Hoover initially trained in fine arts, worked in video since the early 1970s. Her interests explored how the borders...

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  • Douglas Huebler

    Douglas Huebler began his career as a Minimalist sculptor whose works contained elements that could be moved or repositioned by...

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  • Robert Irwin

    Robert Irwin was born in Long Beach, California, in 1928, and studied in Los Angeles at the Otis Art Institute...

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  • Michael Ives

    A jazz musician and sound/text performer, Michael Ives’ work with the performance trio, F’loom, was featured several times on National...

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  • Joan Jeanrenaud

    Cellist and Composer JOAN JEANRENAUD has been involved in music for over 40 years. Growing up in Memphis Tennessee she...

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  • Kipper Kids

    The Kipper Kids are a performance duo formed by artists Martin Rochus Sebastian von Haselberg and Brian Routh after meeting...

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  • Paul Kos

    Paul Kos, one of the founders of San Francisco Bay Area conceptualism, has challenged conventions of art media and subject...

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  • Suzanne Lacy

    Suzanne Lacy is an internationally known artist whose work includes installations, video, and large-scale performances on issues of sexual violence,...

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  • Stephen Laub

      Stephen Laub, who had been a student of Jim Melchert at UC Berkeley, used his body in a unique...

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  • Tom Marioni

    Tom Marioni has experimented at the boundaries of art for more than forty years. His first art action—One Second Sculpture...

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  • Linda Montano

    Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has...

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  • Nam June Paik

    Nam June Paik was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1932. After fleeing the country during the Korean War, Paik...

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  • Yvonne Rainer

    Yvonne Rainer was born in San Francisco in 1934. She trained as a dancer in New York at the Martha...

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  • Joan Retallack

    Joan Retallack is an American poet, critic, biographer, and multi-disciplinary scholar who has authored seven books, including Circumstantial Evidence (1985),...

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  • Martha Rosler

    Martha Rosler is an influential video, installation and performance artist whose works primarily with images and texts. Most of her...

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  • Barbara T. Smith

    Barbara T. Smith is one of the pioneers of performance and body art. While attending graduate school at UC Irvine...

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  • Bruce and Norman Yonemoto

    Born and raised in California, in the wake of World War II to a family of Japanese descent, Bruce and...

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  • Andrea Zittel

    Andrea Zittel was born in Escondido, California, in 1965. She received a BFA in painting and sculpture in 1988 from...

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