Biography

Gay Outlaw

Born

1959

Mobile, Alabama.

Education

1981

B.A. at University of Virginia, Charlottesville
1981-82 La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Paris, France
1987-88 International Center of Photography, General Studies Program, New York

Selected One-person Exhibitions

2010

“Now and When” The San Francisco Arts and Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 "Gay Outlaw: New Sculpture" Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2007 "Gay Outlaw: Recent Work" di Rose Preserve, Gatehouse Gallery, Napa, CA
2006 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
"Structure and Void," Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY
2005 "Three-legged Inversions," Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
2004 "Impermeable," Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2003 University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
"Extruded," Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC
2001 "Centric 61: Gay Outlaw," University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
1999 SECA Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1998 "Black Hose Mountain and other Works," Refusalon, San Fransisco, CA
1996 "New Pictures and Sculpture," Refusalon, San Francisco, CA
Littlejohn Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1995 "Counterspace," an off-site project organized by Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 PHOTOS Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990 The Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008

"The Space Between" San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
2007 "The Camo Show" San Marco Gallery at Alemany Library, San Rafael, CA
2005 "Anoke Faruqee, Gay Outlaw, Shirley Tse," Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2003 "The Gray Area, Uncertain Images," California College of the Arts, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA
2001 "Personal Abstractions: Lee Bontecou, Gay Outlaw, And Diana Cooper," The Sculpture Center, New York, NY
"Active Ingredients," American Center for Food, Wine, and the Arts,Napa, CA
"Making the Making," Apex Art Curatorial Program, New York, NY
1999 "1998 SECA Awards," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Refusalon, San Francisco, CA
"Gay and Graham," Refusalon, San Francisco, CA
"Far From the Soil," new work by Gay Outlaw and Charles Goldman, RareArt Properties, New York, NY
"Mi Casa es Su Casa," NOGA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
1998 "Adopt-A-Highway," Refusalon at Dogenhaus, Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
"PROJECTions," Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, Korea
1997 "Thirty-Five Years at Crown Point Press," California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
"Stirred, not Shaken," Refusalon, San Francisco, CA
1996 "Food for Thought," Kohler Art Center, Sheboygen, WI
"Inside: The Work of St. Clair Cemin, Joel Otterson, and Other," California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
"Art in the Urban Lanscape," Capp Street Project, San Fransisco, CA
"Photogravure – A Survey: 1903-1996," Marlborough Graphics, New York, NY
1995 "Division of Labor: Women's Work," The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Gravure Group," Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
"Inscrutable Objects," Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
"(dis)still(ed) lives," Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
"On the Waterfront," Transamerica Corporation, San Francisco, CA
1994 "Bad Girls West," University of California, Los Angeles, Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Flagging the 21st Century," Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA
1993 New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 "Afterthought," Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
"New American Talent: The Eighth Exhibition," Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX
"John Cage," Jernigan Wicker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991 G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
"The Garden Within," The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Selected Commissions

1994

"Tinned Wall/Dark Matter," Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, sponsored by Art in the Urban Landscape, a program of the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and Capp Street Project
1998 "Dark Matter Redux," Woodside, CA, sponsored by the Djerassi Foundation

Collections

The Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

Awards

1992

Juror's Merit, "New American Talent: The Eighth Exhibition," Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX
1994 "Art in the Urban Lanscape: A Project of the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and Capp Street Project," a site-specific sculpture at Center for the Arts Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
1998 SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Selected Bibliography

Baker, Kenneth. Review. San Francisco Chronicle, November 14, 1996.
Bonetti, David. Review. San Francisco Examiner, January 29, 1998.
Davis, Randal. Review. Artweek 25, No 11 (June 9, 1994): 19.
Helfand, Glen. Review. San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 14, 1998.
Hunt, David. Review. Sculpture 17, no. 6 (July-August 1998); 66-7.
Kerston, Karen. Review. Zing Magazine. Issue 11, vol.3 (winter 2000): 222-3
Klausner, Betty. Review. Art in America 86, no 7 (July 1998): 103-4.
Levine, Karen. Interview. Open, SFMOMA magazine, no.1 (winter/ spring 2000): 44-7.
Marable, Darwyn. Interview. Photo Metro 9, no. 86 (February 1991): 3-9.
Marquez, Susan. World SculptureNews, vol. 6, no.1 (winter 20000): 36-7.
Schumacher, Donna Leigh. Review. Art Papers, no. 6 (November-December 1996): 44.
Van Proyen, Mark. Review. Art Issues no. 57 (March/ April 1999): 32.