Represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery

 

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Education:

MA in Enviromental Arts and Humanities . Oregon State University . 2018

MFA in Electronic Integrated Art . Alfred University . Alfred, NY . 2007

BA in Photography . University of Oregon . 1997

Studied abroad in Szeged, Hungary at József Attila University

with Portland State University . 1994

 

Awards and Residencies:

Playa Residency . 2017

Djerassi Residency and Ford Family Foundation Grant . 2017

Visiting Scholar Grant from Oregon State University Library Archives . 2015

Regional Arts & Culture Council . Project Grant . Portland, Oregon . 2010

Gaestatelier Krone . Residency . Aarau, Switzerland . 2009

Oregon Arts Commission . Career Development Grant . 2008

Institute for Electronic Arts . Residency . NYSCC . Alfred, NY . 2008

Cite Internationale des Arts . Residency . Paris, France . 2007

Est-Nord-Est . Residency . Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec . 2007

The Gil-Society . Residency . Akureyri, Iceland . 2007

Mayor’s Creative/Cultural Economic Initiative

and Worksystems Professional Development Grant . 2005

Caldera . Residency . Eastern Oregon . 2004

Oregon Arts Commission . Individual Artist Fellowship . 2002

Juror’s Award . Oregon Biennial . Portland Art Museum . 2001

Young Poets Award . Oregon Arts Foundation . 1987

 

Solo Shows:

The Raven Speaks to the Assembled Animals . OSU East Greenhouses . 2018

Everything is Water . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . 2015

Looking Glass Book . Carlos Gallery, University of the South

Sewanee, Tennessee . curated by Greg Pond . 2011

So Close to the Glass and Shivering . Marylhurst University Art Gym

curator Terri Hopkins . 2010

Letters from Switzerland . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland . 2010

Alexandria, I’m Waiting . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland . 2008

useless, incorruptible, secret . Caseworks . Douglas F Cooley Gallery .

Reed College . 2008 . curated by Stephanie Snyder

the weight of a tiny bird . MFA thesis show

The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art . Alfred, NY . 2007

Torch Song . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland, Oregon . 2004

6 of one, a half-dozen of the other . Nine Gallery at Blue Sky Gallery . Portland . 2004

Pressed . Fugitive Art Center . Nashville, Tennessee . 2002

Car Crash Chandelier . PDX Gallery Window Project . 2002

Wallpaper . Reading Frenzy . Portland . 1998

 

Selected Group Shows:

Convergence: Process and Identity . Corvallis . Reynolds Gallery

Curated by Paris Meyers . 2018

Assemblage and Collage . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Feb and March 2018

Mapping the Remains  with Lisa Temple-Cox at Cuckoo Farm Studios . UK . 2017

Functionally United . curated by Cris Moss . White Box Gallery . Portland . 2017

Words, Words, Words . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . 2015

PNW Photo Drawers . Blue Sky Gallery . 2013

Remembering is Everything . Alter Space Gallery . San Francisco, CA . 2013

The Turtle Salon . Hardy Tree Gallery . London, UK & The Meter Room . Coventry, UK &

Galerie Ivana de Gavardie & Arnaud Lefebvre Galerie . Paris, France 2011 - 2012

The Paper Quilt Project . Berkeley Art Center . Berkeley, California .  2011

Visitors . Traywick Contemporary . Berkeley, California .  2011

The Shape of the Problem . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland, Oregon . August 2011

Special Edition . PrintRoom . Rotterdam, The Netherlands . curator Serge Onnen . 2011

Of Walking on Ice . Soil Gallery . Seattle & White Box Gallery . Portland

curator Jack Ryan . 2010

Oregon Biennial 2010 . Disjecta . curator Cris Moss . Portland . 2010

threshold . Ditch Projects . Springfield, Or . curator Mike Bray . 2009

Still-Life . 533 Gallery in Los Angeles & Milepost 5 in Portland . curator Anna Fidler . 2009

The Animal Gaze . London Metropolitan University . London, UK &

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (Exeter) . curator Rosemarie McGoldrick . 2009

The Butterfly Effect . Leftbank . Portland Institute for Contemporary Art Portland, Oregon . 2008

Aqua Art Fair . Miami, Florida . 2007

NYSCC MFA Show . J. Cacciola Gallery . NYC . 2007

Usufruct . Linfield College . McMinnville, Or . curator Seth Nehil . 2007

Pressing Pause . Zeitgeist Gallery . Nashville, Tennessee . 2007

_scope . Vitrine Gallery . St. Jean Port Joli, Quebec . 2007

On Others . Rhodes College Memphis, Tennessee & Iron Gate Studios . Austin, Texas . 2005 – 2006

25 Years of Drawing in The Art Gym . Marylhurst University

curator Terri Hopkins . 2005

Closer In . Contemporary Arts Center . North Adams, Massachusetts

curators Ven Voisey and Heather Phillips . 2004

Empire Builders . Zeitgeist & Ruby Green Galleries . Nashville, Tennessee . 2004

Intense Focus . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland . Oregon 2004

Core Sample . Portland, Oregon . curators Stephanie Snyder and MK Guth . 2003

Outdoor Sculpture Invitational . Maryhill Museum of Art . Goldendale, Wa

curator Lee Musgrave . 2003

Bibliocosmos . Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery . Reed College

curator Stephanie Snyder . 2003

Modern Zoo . PCAC . Cathedral Park Place . Portland, Oregon . 2003

Blood and Guts Forever . Marylhurst University Art Gym . Portland, Oregon

curator Brad Adkins . 2003

Beamsplitters . Machine Works, Portland, Oregon . curators Bill Daniel

and Vanessa Renwick . 2002

Pacific Northwest Annual . Bellevue Art Museum . Washington . curator Sue Spaid . 2001

2001 Oregon Biennial . Portland Art Museum . curator Bruce Guenther . 2001

Snow . Good/Bad Gallery . Brooklyn, NY . 1999

 

Selected Reviews:

Brackish Reports . Oregon Coast Council for the Arts . 2018

Blurring Boundaries interview with Carly Lettero of Spring Creek Projects . 2018

Melody Owen Makes Waves . The Corvallis Advocate . Stevie Beisswanger . 2017

The Community, Writings About Art in and Around Portland . Jon Raymond

Publication Studio . 2016

Artforum Critic’s Pick . Stephanie Snyder . December 2015

RADAR Productions . An Interview with Melody Owen . Myriam Gurba . April 5 2013

Oregon Arts Watch . Melody Owen Makes a Book . Bob Hicks . 2011

The Oregonian . Melody Owen’s art gets multiple Portland appearances

Bob Hicks . March 19 2010

ARTslant (online) . Melody Owen’s Dada-damaged Collage . John Motley . March 2010

ArtUS (Los Angeles) . Melody Owen . Jacquelyn Davis . Fall/Winter 2008

Portland Mercury . Melody Owen . John Motley . 2007

Art Papers (Atlanta, Ga) . On Others . Julie Roberts . March/April 2006

Number 54: an independent journal of the arts . On Others . Joe Nolan . Fall 2005

PSU Daily Vanguard . The Unrequited Love of Melody Owen . Eva Lake . 2004

The Organ . Camela Raymond

Willamette Week . Queen Bee . Lisa Lambert . 2002

 

Publication:

Curator and Critic Tours . Connective Conversations . Inside Oregon Art 2011 - 2014

published by The Ford Foundation and University of Oregon . 2015

When I Was Nineteen, I Was an Old Man (Dream Journals)

published by Scout Books and Future Tense . 2013

Looking Glass Book . published by Publication Studio . 2012

album . Artist Portraits of Artists (PDF) . Art Gym 30th Anniversary Exhibition . 2010

The Disappearing Book . published by Container Corps . 2010

bear Deluxe #28 . Orlo . Melody Owen  . 2008

So Close to the Glass and Shivering (PDF)

published by Marylhurst University . essay by Jon Raymond . Art Gym . 2010

Spork Press . Issue 4.3 . editor Kevin Sampsell . 2006

Core Sample Catalogue . Clear Cut Press . essays by Stephanie Snyder

and Lawrence Rinder . 2004

Eye-Rhyme literary journal . issue 7: Roses Are Red. Pinball Publishing . 2004

 

Selected Screenings:

An Apple for my Teacher (Dana Reason Ensemble). Live Second Life

Improvisation Summit of Portland . Disjecta Contemporary Art Center . 2018

Newport Art Center . Newport . Brackish Reports . May, 2018

Boathouse Microcinema . Screening . September 24, 2017

Tree Farm (video from Oregon) . Human Resources LA . Los Angeles

curator Jesse Sugarmann . 2011

A Natural Selection . NW Film Forum in Seattle . curator Vanessa Renwick . 2009

PDX Film Festival . Clinton Street Theater . Portland, Oregon . May 9 . 2009

For Robert . National Gallery of Art, DC . curator Michael H. Shamberg . 2009

Local Sightings . Northwest Film Forum Seattle, Wa . curator Karl Lind . 2008

Turtle in The Tank . The Tank . NYC . curator Michael Shamberg . 2008

Team Spirit Animal Squad . The Zipper Factory . NYC . curator Tanya Gagne . 2008

Monkeytown Semiannual . Brooklyn, NY . November 30 . 2007

Loop Festival . Barcelona, Spain . 2007

The 60 second southern video festival tour. Harmony Landing in Nashville &

Powerhouse in Memphis & Boathouse Cinema in Portland & Basel, Switzerland

Mantua, Ireland & Cairo, Egypt . 2007

stumptown girls . The Empty Vessel . Brooklyn, NY . curator Gretchen Hogue . 2006

Film and Video from Portland, Oregon . Royal College of Art . London, UK

curator . Clair Fowler . 2006

Sound + Vision . ZKM Germany . curator Alexandria Lakin . 2005

PDX Film Festival Invitationals . Portland, Oregon . curator Matt McCormick . 2004

 

Lectures and Readings:

Brackish Report . Environmental Humanities Conference . OSU . 2018

Zoomorphic Interlace . Minding Animals . Mexico City . 2018

Zoomorphic Interlace . Curiosity Club . September 12, 2017

Artist talk . Oregon State University . 2017

Tree Rings . Lane County Historical Museum . 2017

Avatar Identity . OSU Identity Conference . 2017

Tree Rings . Valley Library . OSU . 2016

Cutaway World . Curiosity Club . 2015

Artist talk . Portland State University . 2014

River Report . Powell’s Books . 2014

When I was 19, I was an Old Man . IPRC . 2014

Artist talks : Sewanee University . 2012

Reed College . 2008

Pacific Northwest College of Art . 2008

Rhodes College . 2006

Portland State University . 2004

Watkins College of Design . 2002

Sewanee University . 2002, 2012

 

Curation:

Translating the Animal . Thesis Show . OSU . 2018

Reimagining Sustainability: Communication and Media Research in a Changing World

Ecomedia Arts Festival . IAMCR 2018 . University of Oregon . 2018

International Tribunal on Fracking . Prints by Justseeds . 2018

Optic Gallery . 2017

Circles and Spinning Wheels . PICA TBA Festival . 2009

& Echo Park Film Center . Los Angeles, CA . 2011

The Disappearing Book . exhibited at Reading Frenzy . 2008

The 60 Second Southern Video Festival at Harmony Landing

Nashville, Tennessee . 2007

Dissecting Portland . Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY &

Cornell University Theater in Ithaca, NY & Alfred University . 2006

SmartWall . Alfred University Student Video Gallery . 2006 - 2007

Sleeping in the Woods . Modern Zoo . Portland, Oregon . 2003

 

Commissions:

Wieden and Kennedy holiday installation . Portland . 2015

Trimet: Portland’s public transportation system . collage representing train line . 2010

Bird Song Chandelier . The Nines Hotel in Portland . 30 foot chandelier designed for interior

of stairwell . 2008

 

 

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