About Mowry Baden

MOWRY BADEN · Curriculum Vitae PERSONAL INFORMATION Born: 1936, Los Angeles, CA EDUCATION B.A. M.A. Pomona College, 1958 Stanford University, 1965 TEACHING POSITIONS 1959-60 1960-62 1963-64 1964-65 1965-67 1968-69 1972-75 1975-76 1976-86 1986-1997 1997 Teacher, Primary level Instructor, college & adult Instructor Teaching Assistant Assistant Professor Assistant Professor & Acting Chair Visiting Assistant Professor Visiting Associate Professor Assistant Professor Professor (Chair 1991-93) Professor Emeritus Stow, Massachusetts Worcester Art Museum Chouinard Art Institute Stanford University Raymond College, University of the Pacific Pomona College, Department of Art University of British Columbia University of Victoria University of Victoria University of Victoria University of Victoria AWARDS 1996 2006 Victor Martin Lynch Staunton Award (Canada Council) Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts FELLOWSHIPS 1958-59 Honnold Fellowship GRANTS 1964-65 1975-76 1977-78 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1980-81 1981-82 1981-82 1984-85 1984-85 03/11/08 Mortimer C. Leventritt and University Scholarship, Stanford University Canada Council Project Cost Grant Canada Council Project Cost Grant National Endowment of the Arts University of Victoria Research Grant University of Victoria Research Grant National Endowment of the Arts Grant Canada Council Project Cost Grant University of Victoria Research Grant Canada Council Project Cost Grant Canada Council Project Cost Grant University of Victoria Research Grant 1 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1986 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1988-89 1989-90 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995 1995-96 1997-98 2004-05 2008-09 National Endowment for the Arts Grant Canada Council Project Cost Grant University of Victoria Research Grant Co-holder of National Endowment for the Arts "Design Arts" Grant (with Vito Acconci), administered by the Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC University of Victoria Research Grant University of Victoria Research Grant University of Victoria Research Grant Canada Council Project Cost Grant Canada Council "A" Grant National Endowment for the Arts Grant Canada Council Project Cost Grant Canada Council Project Cost Grant University of Victoria Research Grant Canada Council Project Cost Grant Canada Council "A" Grant Canada Council "A" Grant Canada Council "A" Grant Canada Council Production Grant EXHIBITIONS 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 Solo exhibition. Galeria Excelsior, Mexico City, Mexico Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Exodus Gallery, San Pedro CA Solo exhibition. Galleria Pogliani, Rome, Italy Works exhibited. Group exhibition. New Talent. Museum of Modern Art, New York NY Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Recent Acquisitions. Museum of Modern Art, New York NY Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Vanderbilt University, (Catalogue) Solo exhibition. Cober Gallery. New York NY Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Pomona College, Claremont CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico (Catalogue) Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Swarthmore College. (Catalogue) Works exhibited. Travelling exhibition. Sponsored by the American Federation of Art, USA and Canada (Catalogue) Solo exhibition. Cober Gallery, New York NY Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Stanford Museum, Stanford CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Richmond Art Centre, Richmond CA Solo exhibition. Hansen Gallery, San Francisco CA 1962 1963 1964 1965 03/11/08 2 1967 1968 1969 1971 1972 1974 1975 1976 1977 1977-79 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1985 1986 1987 03/11/08 Works exhibited. Group exhibition. University of California, Berkeley CA; ICA, Boston MA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA Solo exhibition. Hansen Gallery, San Francisco CA Solo exhibition. Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. La Jolla Art Museum, La Jolla CA Solo exhibition. California State College at Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA Solo exhibition. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Solo exhibition. University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC Solo exhibition. University of Victoria, Victoria BC Solo exhibition. Otis Arts Institute, Los Angeles CA Solo exhibition. Pender Street Gallery, Vancouver BC Solo exhibition. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC Works exhibited. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Australian Traveling Show Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Art Stories. Libra Gallery, Claremont CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Artwords and Bookworks. Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA Solo exhibition. 80 Langton Street Gallery, San Francisco CA Commissioned site-related sculpture. University of California at Irvine, Irvine CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Pluralities, National Gallery, Ottawa ON (Catalogue) Commissioned site-related sculpture. UCSB. University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Mise En Scene, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC (Catalogue) Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Drawings by Contemporary Sculptors, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC Commissioned site-related sculpture. Louiston. Artpark, Lewiston NY (with Michael Brewster) Solo exhibition. Artists' Space, New York NY (sponsored by the Mark Rothko Foundation) Solo exhibition. OR Gallery, Vancouver BC Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Social Space, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff AB Solo exhibition. Mowry Baden: Maquettes and Other Preparatory Work, 1967-80. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC (Catalogue) Solo exhibition. Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC Works exhibited. Group exhibition: Making History, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Art in Victoria, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC Commissioned sculpture. Silage Beach. Exploratorium, San Francisco CA 3 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Mechanics of Contemplation. Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA Solo exhibition. Mowry Baden, Task Oriented Sculptures, Mercer Union, Toronto ON (Catalogue) Commissioned site-related sculpture. Allegheny Corn Slice. Three Rivers Festival, Pittsburgh PA (Catalogue) Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Watterson Grunewald Art Gallery, Toronto ON Solo exhibition. Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Works exhibited. Group exhibition. MacDonald Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph ON Commissioned site-related sculpture. Paw Paw Bends. Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC Solo exhibition. Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary AB (Catalogue) Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC Solo exhibition. San Diego Museum of Art, La Jolla CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Un-natural Traces. Barbican Gallery, London, England Works exhibited. Group exhibition. National Museum of American Art, Washington DC Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MASS (Catalogue) Works exhibited. Group exhibition. International Center for Photography, New York NY Commissioned site-related sculpture. Toy Amenity. Justin Herman Plaza. Sponsored by the Capp Street Project, San Francisco CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Presentation House, North Vancouver BC Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Henry Gallery, Seattle WA 1993 Solo exhibition. Galerie Christiane Chassay. Montreal QU Commissioned site-related sculpture, with Colin Baden. Wall of Death. Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle WA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Artropolis, Vancouver BC, Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Bumper Crop, Victoria BC Solo exhibition. Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal QU Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA Works exhibited. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Works exhibited. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Commissioned site-related sculpture, with Colin Baden. Night is for Sleeping, Day is for Resting. City of Victoria, Victoria BC Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Out of Actions, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles CA; Österreiches Museum für angewandt kunst (MAK), Vienna, Austria; Museo d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (MOT) (Catalogue) Solo exhibition. Choreography of the Ordinary. Open Space. Victoria BC (Catalogue) 4 03/11/08 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2006 2006 2007 2008 2008 2008 Solo exhibition. Fickle Periptery. Art Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles CA Solo exhibition. Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal PQ Solo exhibition. Post Gallery, Los Angeles CA Solo exhibition. Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga ON Solo exhibition. Freckled Gyres. Pomona College Art Museum, Pomona College, Claremont CA (Catalogue) Solo exhibition. Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Godzilla vs. Skateboarders: Skateboarding as a Critique of Social Spaces. Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Art Gallery, Regina, SK; Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MN; Art Gallery and Museum, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI (Catalogue) Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Walk Ways. Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Oakville Galleries, Oakville ON; Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, PA Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Glyptomania. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC Commissioned site-related sculpture. Fulcrum of Vision. The PCI Group, Vancouver BC Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Moved. Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, NY, NY (Catalogue) Commissioned site-related sculpture. City of Victoria Multipurpose Arena, Victoria, BC Works exhibited. Group exhibition. Radioville/From Wild Celery to The Fulcrum of Vision: Public Art by Roland Brener and Mowry Baden. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC Works exhibited, Group exhibition. Landmarks, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR Works exhibited. Group exhibition. National Gallery, Ottawa, ON Works exhibited. and Roland Brener: 30 Years of Sculpture in Victoria. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC (Catalogue) Works exhibited. Mowry Baden, Three Sculptures with Jessica Stockholder, Monoprints. Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON Solo exhibition. Day by Day, Drawings from the Journals of , 1959-2007. Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC Works exhibited. Bureau de Change, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff AB Works exhibited. BIG Gift, Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary AB Works exhibited. Caught in the Act, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON (Catalogue) 03/11/08 5 COLLECTIONS Oakland Art Museum, Oakland CA University of California, Berkeley CA La Jolla Art Museum, La Jolla CA Hal Glicksman, Los Angeles CA Willard Holmes, Houston TX University of California, Santa Barbara CA (Commission) Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC Stephen Davis, New York NY Steven Young, Lopez WA Art Bank, Canada Council, Ottawa ON Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC (Commission) Not extant. Exploratorium, San Francisco CA Addison Gallery, Andover MA American Psychological Association, Washington DC Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Camosun College, Victoria BC City of Seattle, Seattle WA (Commission) Science Center, Lubbock TX City of Victoria, Victoria BC (1997) Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA Pomona College Art Museum, Pomona College, Claremont CA Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge AB The PCI Group, Vancouver BC City of Victoria, Victoria BC (2004) Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal PQ Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary AB SELECTED CRITICAL MENTION Caen, Herb. "Herb Caen Column." San Francisco Chronicle (2 November 1965) Frankenstein, Alfred. "A confrontation with ‘Funk'." San Francisco Chronicle (23 April 1966) "The Land of Funk." Newsweek (24 April 1967) Selz, Peter with Lindsley, Carol. "Plastics and Art." Art in America (Summer 1967) Bloomfield, Arthur. "Beauty in Art Out of Plastics." San Francisco Examiner (8 November 1967) "San Francisco." Artforum (January 1968), 48-49 "Mowry Baden." San Francisco Chronicle (3 May 1968) Burnham, Jack. "On Being Sculpture." Artforum (May 1969), 44-45 Howarth, Glen. "The Eye and the Body." Victoria Times (21 November 1971) 03/11/08 6 Lownes, Joan. "Walk Into a Tilted Room and You Change Reality." Vancouver Sun (20 May 1973) Wilson, William. "Plumbing the Poetry of Space and Motion." Los Angeles Times (19 October 1975) Plagens, Peter. "Dan Graham and Mowry Baden, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles." Artforum (December 1975) Ianco-Starrels. "Baden, Graham Show Environmental Works." Los Angeles Times Calendar (21 September 1975) Wortz, Melinda. "Mowry Baden." Art News (November 1975) Plagens, Peter. "Decade in Review." Art in America (October 1979), 15 Gamwell, Lynn. "Visual Perceptions, Body Sensations." Artweek (13 October 1979) Mays, John Bentley. National Gallery of Canada, "Show Doesn't Merit the Barbs." Globe & Mail, (Toronto: 12 July 1980) Tousely, Nancy. "Visual Arts." Calgary Herald (10 July 1980) Keziere, Russell. "Ambivalence, Ambition and Administration." Vanguard, Vol. 9, #7 (September 1980), 8 Harvey Brian. "Speak to Me Only With Thine Art." Macleans (September 1980), 8 Handforth, Robert. "Pluralities/1980/Pluralities." Arts Canada (December 1980), 38 Keziere, Russell. "Mowry Baden, Tom Burrows, Elza Mayhew, Greg Snider." Vanguard (February 1980) Goss, Gary. "Old Journals." Buffalo Spree (Fall 1981), pp. 63-65 Alldritt, Judith. "Move Over Emily Carr." Victoria Guideline (March, 1982), 8-12 Hicks, Mary. "Kinesthetic Aesthetics." Images and Issues (Spring 1982), 62-63 Mertens, Susan. "Not an Exhibition for Wandering Minds." Vancouver Sun (12 May 1982) Story, Denise. "Artpark's Artists." Niagara Gazette (29 August 1982) Smith, R.J. "Artpark." Buffalo Courier Express (29 August 1982) Daniel, Barbara. "Six Perspectives Mise En Scene." Vanguard (September 1982) Editor. "New Sculpture at University of California Santa Barbara." Santa Barbara New Press (26 September 1982) Snider, Greg. "Miss En Scene." Parachute, (September, October, November 1982) "Gallery dedicates space to new sculpture." Provenance (July-August 1982) Tomkins, Calvin. "The Art World Alternatives." New Yorker (26 December 1983), 54-57 Tousley, Nancy. "Art Society Square Off in 3-part Exhibit." Calgary Herald (9 November 1984) Johnson, Eve. Vancouver Sun (9 June 1984) Glowens, Ron. "Mowry Baden." Artweek (July 1985) Lewis, JoAnn. "Zygos Grecian Formula." Washington Post (5 July 1986) Ranfft, Eric. "Art in Victoria." Vanguard (December-January 1986-87), 43 Burnatt, David and Schiff, Marilyn. Contemporary Canadian Art 03/11/08 7 Gould, Trevor. "Mowry Baden, A Question of Context." Vanguard (April-May 1987) Hackett, Regina. "Six Artists Employ Technology as a Tool for Reflection." Seattle Post-Intelligencer (21 August 1987) Berger, David. "Stop, Look and—Above All—Listen At This Art Show." Seattle Times (25 September 1987) Mays, John Bentley. "Sculptures Lend Quirky Air to Life Among the Machines." Globe & Mail (15 October 1987) Karas, Marlene. "Floating Sculpture." Pittsburgh Press (22 April 1988) Miller, Donald. "Sculpture Grows Along the River." Pittsburgh Post Gazette (14 May 1988) Lowry, Patricia. "Festival's Sculpture at Point Stimulating, Uneven." Pittsburgh Press (4 June 1988) Genereux, Linda. "New Departures." Toronto Metropolis (June 23, 1988) Allen, Jane Addams. "Art & Enterprise." Washington Times (8 December 1988) Kastor, Elizabeth. "Home is What the Art Is." Washington Post (11 December 1988) Forgey, Benjamin. "Something Gained, Something Glossed." Washington Post (11 December 1988) Richard, Paul. "WPA's New Day." Washington Post (11 December 1988) Johnson, Sharen. "Bill would Define Artists' Rights." U.S.A. Today Tousley, Nancy. "Viewer Part of Sculptor's Work." Calgary Herald (11 October 1989) Yarrow, Andrew L. "Nature's Forces Unleashed, in Miniature." New York Times Weekend (9 February 1990) "The True North of Unnatural Traces: Barbican Art Gallery." What's On (1 May 1991). London, England "Unnatural Traces," reviewed in Day by Day News, Commentary, Digest of National and International Affairs, and Review of the Arts (30 May 1991). London, England Hackett, Peter. "The True North: Canadian Landscape Painting, 1896-1939 and Unnatural Traces: Contemporary Art from Canada." The Month (May 1991). London, England Masters, Kim. "Artists Want Out of Exhibit." Washington Post (13 July 1991) Grierson, Bruce. "City Notes." Monday Magazine (30 April-6 May 1992) Victoria, BC Thatcher, Kevin. "Skater-Friendly Sculpture." Thrasher (August 1992) San Francisco CA Hakim, Mona. "Derouter Pour Mieux Toucher." Le Devoir (3-4 July 1993) Lamontagne, Valerie. "Exerting Perceptions." Hour (1-7 July 1993) Hackett, Regina. "Public Art Carves out Territory on the Burke-Gilman Trail." Seattle Post-Intelligencer (28 October 1993) Hollister, Corinne. "Wall of Death." The Lake Union Review (November 1993), 5-6 MacDonald, Sally. "Beholders See No Beauty in This Art." Seattle Times (16 November 1993) Pictorial Survey of Public Art, Art in America Annual (1993) Lehman, Henry. "Bedfellows." Mirror (June 1995) Grande, John K. "Mowry Baden." Artforum (October 1995) 03/11/08 8 Horne, Stephen. "Mowry Baden." Parachute #20 (February 1996) Wilson, William. "Mowry Baden Sculptures Challenge Our Perceptions." Los Angeles Times (25 February 1998) Frank, Peter. "Mowry Baden, Jeanne Silverthorne." LA Weekly (13-19 March 1998) Miles, Christopher. "Mowry Baden." Art Papers (July-August 1998) Davis, Todd. "British Columbia." Vie des Arts (Autumn 1998) Percy, Ingrid M. "Mowry Baden." C Magazine (February-April 1999) Miller, Marcus. "Potent Motion: Mowry Baden's Kenesthetic Leisure Party." Hour (23-29 June 1999) Miles, Christopher. "Mowry Baden Post Wilshire and Downtown." Artforum (October 1999) Horne, Stephen. "Mowry Baden." Artpress (October 1999) Leach, David. "Planet of the Arts." Monday Magazine (3-9 August 2000) Blackburn, Angela. "In the Driver's Seat and Seeing the Light." Mississauga News (5 November 2000) Harvey, Doug. "Peripheral Visions." LA Weekly (2-8 February 2001) Giroux, Christian. "Mowry Baden Turning and Turning in the Freckled Gyres." Border Crossings, Vol. 20, #3 Chamberlain, Adrian. "Art of Controversy." Times Colonist (27 February 2003) "What Kind of Art Can be Too Bad for a ‘Multipurpose Facility.'" Vancouver Sun (21 July, 2003) Welch, Wendy. "Picture the Physical," Monday Magazine (24 July 2003) Giroux, Christian. "Victoria's Secret." Border Crossings. (August 2003) Kangas, Matthew. "Mowry Baden: Stage Fright." Sculpture Magazine (September 2003) Horne, Stephen. "What's He Building in There?" Canadian Art (March 2004) Cotter, Holland. "Moved." NY Times. (9 April 2004) Chamberlain, Adrian. "The Art of Controversy." Times Colonist (27 February 2005) Litwin, Grania. "Sculptor Mowry Baden Receives Governor General's Award." Vancouver Sun (15 March 2006) Dault, Gary Michael. "A Gorgeous Moment of Collective Pause." Globe & Mail (23 September 2006) Enright, Robert. "Turning and Turning on his Dizzying Gyres." Border Crossings (March, 2007) Hullot-Kentor, Robert. "Mowry Baden's Leisure Monuments." The Brooklyn Rail (June, 2008) Langill, Caroline Seck. "Corridors of Practice: Technology and Performance Art on the North American Pacific Coast in the 1970s and Early 80s." MediaArtHistoriesArchive: URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10002/458 In press: Place Studies in Art, Media, Science, and Technology (Verlag: 2008, Germany) 03/11/08 9

Bio

Born in Los Angeles in 1936 and educated at Pomona College and Stanford University, Mowry Baden has lived and worked in Canada since 1971. He has practiced sculpture for nearly 50 years and has taught sculpture at Raymond College, Pomona College, UBC, and the University of Victoria, from which he retired in 1997.

Articulating an internal awareness of movement has always been the most important element in his work. Over the past 43 years, he has developed various methods of decentering vision and interfering with habitual human gestures. He has built harnesses, furniture, rooms, pathways and catwalks, all with the goal of impinging upon the viewer's movements and awakening a physical self-awareness that was previously unconscious.

Baden tries to provoke a perceptual crisis that assaults the viewer's confidence in the information that comes through the senses. His practice has always involved materials, just like any artist who makes objects. Ideally, however, he is less interested in the object than in the experience. He wants the viewer to enter the object (or the space) and have an experience that is visceral, internal, and sensorially cross-circuited.

Canadian representation: Diaz Contemporary

Mowry Baden

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